Billie Jean King Is 75! See Photos from the Tennis Legend's Birthday Bash with Emma Stone and More
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Tennis legend Billie Jean King — who won 39 Grand Slam titles during her professional career — was toasted by a bevy of stars and influential peers earlier this month at a 75th birthday bash in New York City at the New York Historical Society.
An archive of King's belongings and mementos from her career are currently on exhibit at the museum. The exhibit, called "Billie Jean King: The Road to 75," is on display until Jan. 27 of next year.
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Emma Stone — who portrayed the athlete in 2017 film Battle of the Sexes — is joined onstage by actor Alan Cumming during the Nov. 14 celebration. The duo performed a song from Cabaret for King.
King's actual birthday was Nov. 22.
During the celebration, King was honored through video tributes from the likes of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to the Washington Post.
Stone (far left) and King (second from left) mingled with stars like Holly Hunter.
Both Cyndi Lauper and Nona Hendryx (both pictured) performed during the party, as did Sara Bareilles.
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As King looked on, iconic singer Lauper performed for the clearly enraptured crowd.
Other big guests at the party included fellow tennis star John Mcenroe and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.