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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 July 1956Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameDorothy Stuart Hamill
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dorothy Hamill was born on July 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothy Stuart Hamill. She is an actress, known for The Dorothy Hamill Special (1976), Dorothy Hamill Presents Winners (1978) and A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin: A Memory of All That (1998). She has been married to John MacColl since November 2009. She was previously married to Kenneth Forsythe and Dean Paul Martin.

Spouse (3)

John MacColl (November 2009 - present)
Kenneth Forsythe (5 March 1987 - 1995) (divorced) (1 child)
Dean Paul Martin (8 January 1982 - 1984) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Her hair

Trivia (33)

Figure skating world champion
Won a gold medal in women's figure skating in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
Began skating at 8
1969 U.S. Novice champ.
1970 U.S. Junior silver medalist
Coached by Carlo Fassi, the coach of Peggy Fleming & Nicole Bobek.
silver medal, 1973 U.S. Nationals
1974-1976 U.S. National champ.
1974 & 1975 World silver medalist
1976 World champ.
1 of Hamill's skating spins became her trademark, known as the 'Hamill Camel'
Has 1 child: Alexandra, a.k.a. Alex, (born 1988). Was ex-stepmother of Jennifer and Daniel, children of her ex-husband, Ken Forsythe.
Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1991.
Had owned the Ice Capades at a time but had to file bankruptcy.
Had a difficult relationship with her parents: father, Chalmers (Chalm), drank and mother, Carolyn (Carol), was distant.
Has a brother, Sandy, and a sister, Marcia.
Has been battling depression since the end of her marriage to Dean Paul Martin.
Her daughter, Alexandra, also suffers from depression.
Started skating because she was painfully shy as a child.
Good friend of Deborah Amelon. They met when both were in the Ice Follies.
Good friend of Brian Boitano.
Undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins in Baltimore and her prognosis is favorable [January 4, 2008].
Former stepmother of Alexander Martin.
Inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.
Inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.
Withdrew from Dancing with the Stars (2005), due to a spinal cyst injury and her doctor's recommendation [March 27, 2013].
Ex-daughter-in-law of Dean Martin and Jeanne Martin.
Has been battling osteoarthritis for a decade [2013].
Ex-stepmother of Alexander Martin.
Release of her book, "A Skating Life: My Story" by Dorothy and Deborah Amelon. [October 2007]
Release of her book, "Dorothy Hamill: On and Off the Ice" by Dorothy with Elva Clairmont. [1983]
Lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her daughter, Alexandra. [2007]
Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Cindy Crawford and Karyn Bryant, for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin care system. [2007]

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