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Joe Fortenberry

1911 - 1993

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Joe Cephis Fortenberry (April 1, 1911 – June 3, 1993) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was a captain of the American basketball team, which won the gold medal in the first Olympics to include basketball. After college, Fortenberry played for the Ogden Boosters in Utah, and then with the McPherson Oilers in McPherson, Kansas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Fortenberry has received more than 74,302 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joe Fortenberry is the 297th most popular basketball player (down from 260th in 2019), the 11,271st most popular biography from United States (down from 9,989th in 2019) and the 179th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Joe Fortenberry ranks 297 out of 1,268Before him are Sam Balter, Greg Oden, Nikola Mirotić, Satch Sanders, John Paxson, and Marko Jarić. After him are Jimmy Butler, Serge Ibaka, Boris Diaw, Danny Ainge, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Nikola Jokić.

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Among people born in 1911, Joe Fortenberry ranks 349Before him are Foy Draper, Hugh Marlowe, Ruth Ford, Joseph Pevney, Maribel Vinson, and Vaughn Monroe. After him are Jean Muir, Fe del Mundo, Anthony Boucher, Ben Alexander, Gail Patrick, and Martin Gabel. Among people deceased in 1993, Joe Fortenberry ranks 266Before him are Irene Sharaff, Clifford Jordan, Hap Sharp, Karl Gordon Henize, Ruby Keeler, and Viola Myers. After him are Charles Adkins, Bob Crosby, Archie Williams, Penaia Ganilau, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, and Agnes de Mille.

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Among people born in United States, Joe Fortenberry ranks 11,271 out of 18,182Before him are E. Allen Emerson (1954), Butch Reynolds (1964), Faith Evans (1973), Gene Fullmer (1931), Tony Ferguson (1984), and Virginia Brown Faire (1904). After him are Norman Podhoretz (1930), Shepard Fairey (1970), Wayne Kramer (1948), Robb Flynn (1967), Charlie Ruggles (1886), and Susan Saint James (1946).


Among basketball players born in United States, Joe Fortenberry ranks 179Before him are Mitch Richmond (1965), Anthony Davis (1993), Sam Balter (1909), Greg Oden (1988), Satch Sanders (1938), and John Paxson (1960). After him are Jimmy Butler (1989), Danny Ainge (1959), LaMarcus Aldridge (1985), Connie Hawkins (1942), Glen Rice (1967), and Cliff Barker (1921).