Who is Dorothy Hamill?
Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion and 1976 World champion in ladies’ singles.
Dorothy Hamill Biography, Wiki
Dorothy Hamill, in full Dorothy Stuart Hamill, (born July 26, 1956, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), an American figure skater who won the gold medal for women’s figure skating in the 1976 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
Hamill first skated at age eight on a backyard pond. By 14 she was being privately tutored so that she could skate up to seven hours per day. In the 1970s she lived and trained in Denver, Colorado, under the supervision of legendary skating coach Carlo Fassi.
This intense training paid off; Hamill was a three-time U.S. national champion (1974–76) and the 1976 world champion. She was the last female skater to win an Olympic gold medal (1976) with no triple jumps.
In addition to her graceful skating, Hamill is known for her haircut, which was widely imitated, and for a skating spin. A few years before the Olympics, she had her hair cut into a wedge-style that kept her hair short and out of her eyes. Hamill invented the Hamill camel, a camel spin that is followed by a sit spin.
|Real Name||Dorothy Hamill|
|Wife Name||John MacColl (Ex-Husband – Kenneth Forsythe, Dean Paul Martin)|
|Height||In Feet Inches – 5’4″In meters – 1.63 mIn Centimeters – 163 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – Not KnownIn Pounds – Not Known|
|Date of Birth||26 July 1956|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, US|
|School Name||Not Known|
|College Name||Not Known|
|Father Name||Chalmers Hamill|
|Mother Name||Carolyn Hamill|
|Siblings||Marcia Hamill and Sandy Hamill|
|Source Of Income||Not Known|
|Appeared In||Not Known|
|Net Worth, Salary||$300k (approx)|
Dorothy Hamill Career
Hamill’s first national success came when she won the novices ladies’ title at the US Championship in 1969 at the age of 12. Later that spring she was invited to perform in Madison Square Garden with the exhibition tour that later came to be known as ‘Champions on Ice’.
She was second in the 1970 junior-level US championship and made her senior debut in 1971. She was US champion from 1974 to 1976. The US Figure Skating Association recognized her talent and arranged for her to be coached by Carlo Fassi when she began to compete internationally.
Dorothy made her big breakthrough when she won the silver medal at the World Championship in Munich, Germany in 1974. She again won the silver medal at the World Championship in Colorado Springs in 1975.
At the age of 19 she won the gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games at Innsbruck, Austria. Shortly after this she went on to win the World Championship title at Gothenburg, Sweden and then went professional. She was the last single skater to win the Olympics without a triple jump.
From1977 to 1984 she toured extensively with the show ‘Ice Capades’. She also produced and starred in her own touring productions, including ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Nutcracker’.
In 1993 she and her husband, Kenneth Forsythe, bought the company that ran ‘Ice Capades’ as it was having financial difficulties. However, they were later declared bankrupt and sold it to the firm ‘International Family Entertainment’ owned by Pat Robertson.
She continued to skate on shows, including the show ‘Broadway on Ice’, where she is a regular performer. She was selected to run the torch into the Olympic Stadium at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She debuted as a judge on the television show, ‘Skating with Celebrities’ in 2006 and in 2007 was a special guest in the Brian Boitano-Barry Manilow skating extravaganza at AT&T Park in San Francisco. She also appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Cindy Crawford and Karyn Bryant, for Cindy’s ‘Meaningful Beauty’ anti-aging skincare system (2007).
In 2013 she was one of the contestants in ABC’s popular dance competition, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ where country singer Wynonna Judd, funnyman DL Hughley, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and many other celebrities participated. She was forced to withdraw from the competition after two dances due to an injury to the spine.
Dorothy Hamill Husband(s)
First, she married singer Dean Paul Martin (1982-1984). Then she married Kenneth Forsythe (1987-1995), with whom she had a daughter named Alexandra. In 2009 she married her third husband, John McColl.
Dorothy Hamill FAQ’s
Q.1 Who is the boyfriend of Dorothy Hamill?
Ans. As per information, Dorothy Hamill’s Model’s Husband’s name is John MacColl.
Q.2 What is the age of Dorothy Hamill?
Ans. 65 years old.
Q.3 Why she Is So Popular?
Ans. She belongs to Chicago, Illinois, US.
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