Dorothy Hamill


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Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles and 1976 World Champion.

Hamill was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Chalmers and Carol Hamill. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, where Hamill subsequently spent the rest of her childhood. She has a ... more »

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  • ''If I'm on skates, I feel at home no matter what I'm doing. If they wanted me to sing and dance I think I could do it just because I was on skates. When I'm not on skates, though, I feel very strange.''
    Dorothy Hamill (b. 1956), U.S. ice skater. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 48 (June 1977). In the preceding year, Hamill had won the Olympic...
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