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About Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe is a legendary Native American football, basketball and baseball player regarded as one of the most versatile sportsmen of all time. Throughout his sports career, he achieved many accomplishments, including winning multiple Olympic gold medals. He was honored with inductions into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1951 and 1963 respectively.
He was born to Charlotte Vieux and Hiram Thorpe. He had a twin brother named Charlie. He was married three times and fathered eight children with his first two wives. His third and final marriage to Patricia was childless. He and Patricia remained married until his death in 1953.
His twin brother Charlie died at the age of nine from pneumonia.
During the latter years of his life, he lived in abject poverty and battled with severe alcoholism.
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Jim Thorpe's Popularity
Jim Thorpe was a famous American athlete, who was born on May 28, 1888. As a person born on this date, Jim Thorpe is listed in our database as the 31st most popular celebrity for the day (May 28) and the 6th most popular for the year (1888).
People born on May 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Jim Thorpe is the 949th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Jim Thorpe's birthday, Jim Thorpe is the 6497th most famous American.
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