March 26, 2020
FRED "CURLY" NEAL DEAD AT 77
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He was a professional basketball player and played 22 seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1963-85 as the team’s featured ballhandler. His name and likeness were used in the Hanna-Barbera Productions cartoons Harlem Globetrotters, The New Scooby-Doo Movies and The Super Globetrotters; although his voice was done by professional actor Stu Gilliam. He also appeared with the rest of his team in the live-action Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine.