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American Masters: Billie Jean King

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  • 2013
  • Nonemin
American Masters: Billie Jean King
  • English

This new documentary traces the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century as her 70th birthday nears. American Masters looks back to the 12-year-old Long Beach, California, girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy inequality. During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA Tour), founded the Women's Sports Foundation and Women's Sports magazine, and co-founded World TeamTennis (WTT). Her competitiveness on the circuit was matched by her efforts on behalf of women and the LGBT community, and her commitment to prove there is strength in diversity. Through these interviews and archival footage, the film illustrates the life of a woman whose journey became not just a battle for personal glory but a sociopolitical battle for equality for all.

American Masters: Billie Jean King
  • English
James Erskine
James Erskine Director, Writer...
Prudence Glass
Prudence Glass Producer
Robert Jolliffe
Robert Jolliffe Executive Producer
Susan Lacy
Susan Lacy Executive Producer
Emma Pildes
Emma Pildes Co-Producer
Andrew Riach
Andrew Riach Associate Producer
Julie Sacks
Julie Sacks Supervising Producer
Ian Davies
Ian Davies Editor
Adam Recht
Adam Recht Editor
Antony Bayman
Antony Bayman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Joe Bohannon
Joe Bohannon Sound Recordist
Adriano Bravo
Adriano Bravo Sound Recordist
Andrew Burgess
Andrew Burgess Sound Recordist
Tony Cross
Tony Cross Sound Recordist
Giancarlo Dellapina
Giancarlo Dellapina Sound Recordist
Sandy Fellerman
Sandy Fellerman Sound Recordist
Jay Lujan
Jay Lujan Sound Recordist
Joel McMullen
Joel McMullen Sound Recordist
Richard Miller
Richard Miller Sound Recordist
Brett Murphy
Brett Murphy Sound Recordist
Jack Norflus
Jack Norflus Sound Recordist
Jim Wrocklage
Jim Wrocklage Sound Recordist
Roddy Blelloch
Roddy Blelloch Camera Operator
Roger Chapman
Roger Chapman Camera Operator
Joel Devlin
Joel Devlin Camera Operator
Ariel Efron
Ariel Efron Camera Operator
Alex Mitchell
Alex Mitchell Camera Operator
Graham Nash
Graham Nash Camera Operator
Ken Wortendyke
Ken Wortendyke Camera Operator
Blair Wallace
Blair Wallace Color Designer
Emily Lee
Emily Lee Music
Rachel Doctors
Rachel Doctors Researcher
Gabriel Meyers
Gabriel Meyers Production Office Assistant
Odell Nails
Odell Nails Public Relations
Natasha Padilla
Natasha Padilla Publicist
Robin Rodriguez
Robin Rodriguez Public Relations
Colin Schoenberger
Colin Schoenberger Public Relations
B.T. Whitehill
B.T. Whitehill Title Graphics
Zara Hayes
Zara Hayes Location Manager
Tip Nunn
Tip Nunn Thanks
Rekha Menon
Rekha Menon Production Controller
Larry Riggs
Larry Riggs Himself
Nancy Richey
Nancy Richey Herself
Lornie Kuhle
Lornie Kuhle Himself
Ilana Kloss
Ilana Kloss Herself
Chris Evert
Chris Evert Herself
Rosie Casals
Rosie Casals Herself
Elton John
Elton John Himself
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton) , Herself
Larry King
Larry King Himself
Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs Himself (archival footage)