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Meadowlark Lemon Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Meadowlark Lemon worth? $2 million

How did Meadowlark Lemon earn his money and wealth?

Meadowlark Lemon was born in April 1932 and died in 2015. He was a basketball player, actor, and Christian minister of American nationality. He rose to stardom with his great playing and acting skills. He not only proved himself in basketball but in acting in many different roles on television. In 1954 Lemon first applied to the Globetrotters when he was just 22, finally being selected to play in 1955. In 1980, he left the team to form one of his own Globetrotters imitators, called the Bucketeers. He played with that team until 1983, and then offered to play with the Shooting Stars from 1984 to 1987. In 1988, he shifted to “Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars” team.

In 2000, Lemon received the highest honor award called John Bunn Award. It is the highest honor given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2003, He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In the 1970s, an animated version of Lemon, voice delivered by Scatman Crothers, was made, featuring various other Globetrotters in the animated cartoon series Harlem Globetrotters. The animated Globetrotters appeared in The New Scooby-Doo Movies three times.

Lemon starred alongside Marques Haynes, Fred Neal, and his other fellow mates in a live-action television show, The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine, aired every Saturday morning, in 1974–1975, which also highlights Rodney Allen Rippy and Avery Schreiber. In 1978, Lemon appeared in an advertisement of Burger King by making a barbican of burgers until he found onions and pickles with burger without cheese.

In 1983, Lemon acted in a commercial of Charmin toilet paper alongside actor Dick Wilson. In 2009, in the The Cleveland Show which was aired on FOX channel, his name was used for a dog for the role of Rallo Tubbs. However, The dog took its last breath in the first season. In 1979, Lemon featured in the enlightening geography film Meadowlark Lemon Presents the World. In 1979, he acted in the brief television sitcom Hello, Larry. He appeared in the second season of the show, to assist in lifting the show’s ratings; in the same year, he played the role of Rev. Grady Jackson in the flick The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.

In 1982, Lemon appeared in the video Fun & Games, which won the nomination for the Grammy award. It is a communicating educational video produced by Optical Programming Associates and Scholastic Productions, on the emerging LaserDisc format. At the age of 83, Lemon died in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 27, 2015. The reason of his death is still unknown. He had 10 children.

What are the most popular appearances of Meadowlark Lemon?

  1.     Harlem Globe Trotters (1971)
  2.     The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
  3.     Crash Island (1981)
  4.     Alice (1983)
  5.     Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine (1996)
  6.     Late Show with David Letterman (2011)
  7.     Praise the Lord (1998)
  8.     NBA Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (2014)

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