Just rented The Horse Soldiers, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne & William Holden, released 1958. Was surprised by the opening credits, to see Althea Gibson. I had no idea she acted. It was a very small part, only like 5 lines of dialogue, but she got 4th billing & was emphasized in the trailer, so I assume she was somewhat well known for her tennis for the publicity department to showcase her, especially in such a high-profile film. however, her part was that of a slave servant to a Southern belle scarlett o'hara type during the civil war:-( guess serena has another reason to look up to her, let's see if she can get a part in a Tom Hanks or Tom Cruise flick.