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Helm, Carl "Kingfish"

(born: 1926  -  died: 2001) 

From Horse Cave, KY, Helm played guard for the Harlem Globetrotters (1948-1955). He received the Globetrotters' distinguished Legend Award. After his basketball career, Helm worked in maintenance and security at the Ashland Oil refinery in Catlettsburg, KY. For more see "Ex-Horse Cave Standout Legendary Globetrotter 'Kingfish' Helped Harlem Conquer Lakers," Lexington Herald Leader, 02/20/2001.

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