Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years. He made his film debut in Bruce Lee's "Game of Death," released in 1978, five years after Lee's death. He's best known for his turn as a co-pilot in the 1980 classic "Airplane!"

( Rob Schumacher / Associated Press / June 25, 2015 )

Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years. He made his film debut in Bruce Lee's "Game of Death," released in 1978, five years after Lee's death. He's best known for his turn as a co-pilot in the 1980 classic "Airplane!"

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