Everything You Need to Know About Dorothy Hamill: Career, Age, Spouse, Education

Content of Article:

  • Who is Dorothy Hamill
  • How old is Dorothy Hamill
  • Family:
  • Education:
  • Training:
  • Career:
  • Personal life:
  • Dorothy Hamill spouses:
  • Dean Paul Martin
  • Kenneth Forsythe
  • John MacColl
  • Awards
    • Skating Amateur
  • Skating Professional
  • Other Recognitions:

Who is Dorothy Hamill:

Dorothy Hamill is an Olympic gold medalist in the sport of skating. She was born on 26th July 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She won her gold medal for the United States of America in the 1976 winter Olympic games held in Innsbruck, Austria. She also won the gold medal in the World Figure Skating Championship organised innGöteborg, Sweden in the same year.

How old is Dorothy Hamill:

As of 2021, Dorothy Stuart Hamill is 65 years of age.

Official Name Dorothy Stuart Hamill
Pet Name  Dorothy
Date of Birth 26th July 1956
Place of Birth The United States of America
Nationality American
Father Chalmers Hamill
Mother Carol Hamill
Sister Sandy Hamill
Brother Marcia Hamill
School Colorado Academy high school
Spouses Dean Paul Martin

 Kenneth Forsythe

 John MacColl

Children Alexandra(Father-Kenneth Forsythe)
Height 5 feet 4 inch
Colour of Eyes Black
Colour of Hairs Brown
Retired 1976
Zodiac Sign Leo
Autobiography Title On and Off the Ice
Total Gold medals 10

Family:

Dorothy Stuart Hamill was born in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. Her father’s name is  Chalmers Hamill and he works as a mechanical engineer in America. The name of her mother is Carol Hamill and she was a housewife and took care of the family. Dorothy Hamill is the third and youngest child of her parents. Her brother Sandy Hamill and her sister Marica Hamill are older than her. She was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut with both of her siblings. Dorothy Stuart Hamill is 65 years of age

Education:

Dorothy Stuart Hamill attended public schools in Riverside for her primary education. Later she graduated from Colorado Academy high school. The school is situated in  Denver, Colorado.

Training:

 Otto Gold and Gustave Lussi were her first coaches. After some time she came to her new coach named Sonya Dunfield. She trained Dorothy in arenas such as Sky Rink in New York City and Lake Placid, New York. She is her most successful coach.

Career:

She won her first major ladies’ title in the U.S. Championships at the age of 12 in the year1969. She began to compete in international competitions In the year 1971 under her coach Carlo Fassi. She won the U.S. championship from the year 1974 to 1976. She won a total of 10 gold medals in her career. She trained Dorothy in arenas such as Sky Rink in New York City and Lake Placid, New York.

After winning the gold medal in  World Figure Skating Championship organised innGöteborg, Sweden in the year 1976, she also won the gold medal at the winter Olympic games held in Innsbruck, Austria later that year. She turned professional in the year 1980. She took part in a cooking competition on the Food Network TV series Chopped in the year 2017 with 16 other celebrities.

Personal life:

Dorothy Stuart Hamill married three times in her life and she has a daughter from her second marriage. She wrote her first autobiography titled On and Off the Ice and her second autobiography was published in 2007 with the name of A Skating Life: My Story.

She and her daughter,  Alexandra are suffering from chronic depression and they are treating it through medication and therapy. She also had breast cancer in the past. She took part in a cooking competition on the Food Network TV series Chopped in the year 2017 with 16 other celebrities.

Dorothy Hamill spouses:

  •  Dean Paul Martin:  

Dean Paul Martin is her first husband. Unlike her other husband, Dean Paul Martin was very famous and loved by many. Dean Paul Martinis also known as Dean Paul Crocetti Jr. and he was born on the 17th of November 1951 in Santa Monica, California, the U.S.  His father was an American entertainer known as Dean Martin. 

Dean Paul Crocetti Jr. was an American pop singer and film and television actor. He also worked for the California Air National Guard.  Dean Paul Crocetti Jr. died during a training session with the California Air National Guard on the  21st  of March  1987. He was the fifth child of his parents. 

Dean Paul Martin and Dorothy Stuart Hamill got married in the year 1982 while they got divorced in 1984. Martin married actress Olivia Hussey in 1971 and they have a son together named Alexander. Dorothy Hamill was his second wife. Martin also dated Candice Bergen and Tina Sinatra on two separate occasions.

  •  Kenneth Forsythe: 

They got married in the year 1987 and they have a daughter together named Alexandra. In the year 1995, they got divorced from each other. There is not much information available about Kenneth Forsythe.

  • John MacColl: 

John MacColl is her third husband. They got married in the year 2009 and they do not have any children. They are living their life peacefully. They love each other a lot. There is not much information available about John MacColls career and family.

Awards:

Dorothy Stuart Hamill won many awards in her long and prosperous career. She won ten gold medals in her illustrious career. Apart from winning gold medals in various championships and world cups in skating, the Following is the list of awards she won in her entire career:

Skating Amateur

  • Olympic Champion (1976)
  • World Champion (1976)
  • Three-time United States National Champion (1974–1976)
  • Invented the Hamill camel, a camel spin followed by a sit spin

Skating Professional

  • World Professional Champion (1983–1987)

Other Recognitions:

  • Awarded the National Young American Award by the Boy Scouts of America
  • Won Daytime Emmy Award – Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts – Host/Hostess for Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983)
  • Inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1991)
  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement (1996)
  • Inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (2000)
  • The “Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink” in her hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, is named after her.

 

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