Dorothy Hamill (born 26 July 1956) is an American retired ice skater and athlete. At the Winter Olympic Games in Australia in 1976, she won the gold medal. And also the 1976 World Single Champion in ladies.
Dorothy Hamill Biography
She is also known for her rink steps and signature bobbed haircut. She was born in the United States in Chicago, Illinois. She is the youngest of three babies born to Carol Hamill and Chambers.
Her dad was a manager at the Pitney Bows Firm. Her family moved to the Greenwich neighborhood of Riverside, Connecticut, where she was raised.
She attended public school in Riverside and then switched to a small school with flexible timing in order to accommodate her skating schedule. She graduated from Colorado Academy High School.
She learned to skate with her siblings on her grandmother’s ponds at the age of eight. Her parents allowed her to take lessons to improve her technique including skating backward.
When she was 14 she was being privately tutored so that she could skate up 7 hours a day. In 1970 she trained in Denver, Colorado under the supervision of legendary skating coach “Carlo Fessi”.
Dorothy Hamill Wiki
|Dorothy Hamill Wiki & Biography|
|Real Name||Dorothy Stuart Hamill|
|Profession||Ice Skater, Athlete|
|Age||67 years (2023)|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1956|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, U.S|
|Height, Weight & Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimeters||163 cm|
|Height in meters||1.63 m|
|Height in Inches||5 ft 4 in|
|Weight in Kilograms||55 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbsChristians|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Family and Relatives|
|Affairs, Girlfriends, and Marital Status|
|Boyfriend||Dean Paul Martin (ex), Kenneth Forsythe (ex)|
|Husband/ Spouse||John MacColl|
|Education and School, College|
|School||Public schools in Riverside|
|College/ University||Colorado Academy high school|
|Favorites Things and Like & Dislike|
|Favorite Actor||Brad Pitt|
|Favorite Actress||Angelina Jolie|
|Favorite Color||Blue, Red|
|Favorite Movie||Mr. and Mrs. Smith|
|Net Worth||$5 million dollars|
|House Address||Will update|
|Phone Number||Will update|
|Email Id||Will update|
Biography of Dorothy Hamill
This intense training paid off; she was a three-time U.S national champion in 1974,1975, and 1976. And the also 1976 world championship.
She was also the last female skater who win an Olympic Gold Medal with no triple jump. Besides being a skater, she is also known for her haircut. Which was widely imitated.
She had a wedge-style haircut that kept her hair short and out of her sight. She made it into a pro and started skating with Ice Capades in 1977, which she later owned and operated from 1993 to 1995.
She wrote an autobiography titled “On and Off the Ice.” A second autobiography, ‘A Skating Life: My Story,’ followed this in 2007. She has participated in several specials on television and performed with other skating companies as well. She held the World Professional Championships from 1983 to 1987.
She won silver at World’s in Colorado Springs, Colorado, behind Dianne de Leeuw of the Netherlands and ahead of Earth. She is credited with creating a new skating video, a camel spin that transforms into a sitting spin known as the “Hamill Camel.” She was married and twice divorced.
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.