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Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911–1956)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was born on June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA as Mildred Ella Didrikson. She was an actress and writer, known for Pat and Mike (1952), Babe (1975) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). She was married to George Zaharias. She died on September 27, 1956 in Galveston, Texas. See full bio »

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Known For

Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike Babe Zaharias
Babe Writer
The Ed Sullivan Show


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 1952 Pat and Mike
Babe Zaharias
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 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (book "This Life I've Led - My Autobiography")
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 1953 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.49 (1953) ... Herself
 1948 Sport Thrills: Babe Didrikson, Queen of Sports (Short)
Herself (as Babe Didrikson)
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 2014 Arnie (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Chapter One: Relationships (Arnie & His Army) (2014) ... Herself (uncredited)
 2007 Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias (2000) ... Herself
 1996 100 Years of Olympic Glory (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 1995 Idols of the Game (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (segment "Babes in Boyland") (as Babe Didrikson)
 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.39 (1958) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads (archival footage) for State Farm Insurance (1999)

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Babe Didrikson

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Personal Quote:

On the secret of her long golf shots: "It's not enough just to swing at the ball; you have to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it."


Inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1974 (inaugural class). See more »



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