Quick Facts Meadowlark Lemon

  • NameMeadowlark Lemon
  • Birth Year1932
  • Birth month04
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceWilmington, North Carolina
  • EthnicityAfro-Americain
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toWilly Maultsby, Cynthia Lemon
  • EducationWilliston Industrial School
  • ChildrenJonathan Lemon
  • DivorceYes
  • DiedYes

In this topic, we are going to explore famous American basketball player Meadowlark Lemon who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Moreover, Lemon played in the educational geography film Meadowlark Lemon Presents the World.

Meadowlark who passed away in 2015 is survived by his wife and ten children. yes, you hear it right. So who is his wife? if you are curious to know about his personal life than this topic is for you. Check out by scrolling below.

Who is Meadowlark Lemon? Know His Bio & Wiki

Meadowlark Lemon was born on April 25, 1932, in Wilmington, North Carolina. As per nationality, Lemon belonged to Afro-Americain ethnicity and he was of American nationality. 

CAPTION: Meadowlark Lemon playing basketball

SOURCE: MovieWeb

Moreover, Lemon father, Meadow George  “Peanut” Lemon II served for the Wilmington Waste Paper & Recycling Co. His parents got divorced when he was a little kid. Lemon mother moved to New York City after separation. 

He attended Williston Industrial School and graduated in 1952. Later on, he enrolled at Florida A&M University. Furthermore, the detail information about his sibling is not disclosed. 

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Meadowlark Lemon’s Personal Life 

Meadow was a married man. Just after he left the army, he tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend turned first wife Willy Maultsby

However, the couple got divorced in 1977 due to some internal argue. As separation alimony, her former wife got the nice house but left alone with his kids with no money at all. 

During his off-season lemon used to go bars and pick up girls. He was popular among the girls. Like so he has dated many women in his lifetime.  

                      CAPTION: Meadowlark Lemon with his wife

                      SOURCE: Meadowlark Lemon

Similarly, in 1994, Lemon again got married to Cynthia Lemon. Their wedding ceremony was conducted among a few members from the NBA, friends & family.

Lemon is survived by his ten children, five from each wife. He had five sons and five daughters. Moreover, Jonathan, Robin, Crystal, Donna, Beverly from his first Ex-wife Willy and Richard, Caleb George, Jamison, Angela from his second wife Cynthia. 

Lemon former wife Willy and his youngest son Jonathan Lemon, file a case in the court seeking for $250,000 and claiming his father left them homeless and nearly destitute. 

In additional Lemon backfire with the answer “John is 48 years old now. I don’t know if he is running out of money, but if that is so he ought to get out and get a job. My former wife was a good wife.”

Also, Meadowlark said, he left the Globetrotters in order to form his own team and his source of income was insufficient for child support.

Meadowlark Lemon’s height

Lemon used to stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.

Meadowlark Lemon’s death

Meadowlark death was natural. He died of old age in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 27, 2015, at the age of 83.

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Meadowlark Lemon’s Net Worth & Salary

Meadowlark had an estimated net worth of $2 Million. Moreover, he is a successful person ever lived on this planet with a versatile personality.

As an actor, the Lemon salary was $76,888 per year. He had also earned from his basketball career. Furthermore, the average salary of a player ranges from $49,000 to $86,897.

With enormous Net worth, he probably drove a luxurious car in his lifetime. Matter of fact, after his death all the fortune was transferred to his wife & children.

Meadowlark Lemon’s Career

Lemon had received the John Bunn Award, the highest respect honor which is given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame outside induction. Moreover, he admitted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

YouTube: Harlem Globetrotter legend Meadowlark Lemon in action in 1977

He also featured in the Grammy-nominated video Fun & Games in 1982. Lemon performed beside Fred “Curly” Neal, Marques Haynes and his other fellow Globetrotters in a live-action Saturday-morning television show.