Meadow Lemon III
April 25, 1932
|Died||December 27, 2015 (aged 83)|
|Occupation||Basketball player, actor, minister|
|Known for||The Harlem Globetrotters|
Cynthia Lemon (m. 1994–2015)
Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015) was an American basketball player, actor, and Christian minister. For 22 years, Lemon was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
He studied at a historically black college, Florida A&M University in 1952, but was drafted into the US Army before he could finish. The Globetrotters first became aware of Lemon in 1954 while he was in Austria in the army and they were touring Europe.
The White House[change | change source]
Lemon says: "I was also a good friend of the Reagan's [sic] because I'm also an actor. I worked closely with Nancy Reagan on her 'Just say no to drugs' program." This was a program started by First Lady Reagan to discourage illegal drug use by young people.
Later life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Meadowlark Lemon Biography." Archived 2014-05-22 at the Wayback Machine www.meadowlarklemon.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
- Raul Barrigon (23 August 2014). "Meadowlark Lemon: "Michael Jordan wanted to be like me"". USA Today Sports. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- "Why Meadowlark Lemon was of his time but also ahead of his time". ESPN. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Biography at Basketball Hall of Fame website". Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- Weber, Bruce (December 28, 2015), "Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotter Who Played Basketball and Pranks With Virtuosity, Dies at 83", The New York Times
- Dave Link. (May 14, 2009). "Meadowlark Lemon to back ABA team". Knoxville News Sentinel. Archived from the original on May 1, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2105. Check date values in:
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