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The Jackie Robinson Story
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
Long before he broke Major League Baseball's color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson starred at Pasadena's Muir High, then at Pasadena Junior College, then at UCLA. During the 1940s, he also played professionally, with the L.A. Bulldogs (football) and the L.A. Red Devils (basketball). According to eye-witnesses, the 5-foot-10 Robinson was one of the first players to dunk during a game. After his success in the Majors, he portrayed himself in the film "The Jackie Robinson Story," with Ruby Dee. He died in 1972.
Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee starring in the "The Jackie Robinson Story." Photograph dated July 11, 1950.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8621
Robinson, Jackie,--1919-1972
Dee, Ruby
Baseball players--United States
Basketball players--United States
Football players--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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