Friday, December 2, 2016

Art Spector

Arthur Edward Spector

October 17, 1920
Philadelphia, PA

June 18, 1987
Manhattan, NY

1936-37 West Philadelphia High School (High School)
1937-38 West Philadelphia High School (High School)
1938-39 Brown Prep - Philadelphia (High School)
1939-40 Villanova University (College) Freshmen
1940-41 Villanova University (College)
1941-42 Philadelphia Shamrocks (Southern Philly League)
1942-43 Philadelphia Shamrocks (Southern Philly League)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1947-48 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1949-50 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1950-51 Reading Rangers (EBL)
1952-53 Berwick Carbuilder (EBL) 

Spector played basket ball at West Philly, as well as playing quarterback for the school football team. He went to Villanova, but after two years apparently left the team. Spector put in some time in the ABL before becoming the first player signed by the Boston Celtcs. After four years in the BAA/NBA, Spector played in the Eastern League before calling it quits. He later worked for the Blum Store and moved to Newtown, Connecticut. He was 68 when he died in 1987.

Spector was married to Stella Kuhlmann and they had three sons and three daughters.

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 1937
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 21, 1939
Jews In Sports



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  2. His first wife was Kathleen Leona Grettner and they had 2 sons, Arthur and Victor. He abandoned his first family for his mistress, whom he impregnated and married. So 7 kids all told.