Dorothy Hamill

An Olympic champion who transcended her sport, Dorothy Hamill won the junior U. S. Championships in 1969 and went on to win three senior U.S. Championships from 1974-76. Charming the world with her effervescent ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Dancing With the Stars 2005, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

Federation Judge (Actor)

Skating With Celebrities 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Champions on Ice Summer Tour 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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FTD Champions on Ice 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Christmas Angel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Champions on Ice Winter Tour 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Gershwin on Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Oksana Baiul: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Skate International Champions Finals 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Karen Carpenter: The E! True Hollywood Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Reflections of Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Skate International Champions Finals 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Skate International of Canada 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Skate International of France 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Skate International of Germany 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Skate International of Japan and Russia 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Sonja Henie: Fire on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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U.S. Postal Service Skating Challenge 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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U.S. Pro Figure Skating Championships 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Fox's Rock 'n Roll Skating Championships II 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Skate International Champions Finals 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Gustave Lussi: The Man Who Changed Skating 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Salute to Dorothy Hamill 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Sportsworld Tenth Anniversary Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Grandpa, Will You Run With Me? 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Dorothy Hamill's Corner of the Sky 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Dorothy Hamill Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Dorothy Hamill Winter Carnival Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Biography

An Olympic champion who transcended her sport, Dorothy Hamill won the junior U. S. Championships in 1969 and went on to win three senior U.S. Championships from 1974-76. Charming the world with her effervescent personality, her giant glasses and wedge hairstyle, Hamill dazzled at the 1976 Winter Olympics, winning gold and becoming one of America's most admired and iconic sports heroes of all time. Credited with inventing her signature spin transition, the "Hamill camel," the skater went on to win the 1976 World Championships before turning pro and powering the Ice Capades through its prime years. Known fondly as "America's Sweetheart" and the hero of millions of young girls, Hamill was a major influence on the skaters who followed in her blade-strokes, and she toplined a series of skating-themed programs, including "The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice" (HBO, 1983) and "Romeo and Juliet on Ice" (CBS, 1983), for which she won a Daytime Emmy. A breast cancer survivor who made a cameo in the hit comedy "Blades of Glory" (2007), Hamill scored national headlines when she decided to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). A beloved legend who did much to promote her sport, Dorothy Hamill exhibited enviable grace, charisma and athleticism both on and off the ice.

Relationships

Alexandra

Daughter
Born 1988; father, Kenneth Forsythe

Kenneth Forsythe

Husband
Married March 5, 1987 Divorced 1995

John MacColl

Husband
Married 2010

Dean Paul Martin Actor

Husband
Married Jan. 8, 1982 Divorced June 1984

Rex Smith Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated No longer together

Milestones

2013

Competed on 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) with professional partner Tristan MacManus

2011

Appeared in sport documentary "Rise"

2007

Wrote second autobiography A Skating Life: My Story

2007

Made cameo in "Blades of Glory," starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder

2000

Inducted into World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

1994

Starred in "Cinderella...Frozen in Time"

1993

Tied with Mary Lou Retton as most popular athlete in America, according to Associated Press study

1991

Inducted into United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame

1983

Played Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet on Ice" (CBS)

1983

Published memoir On & Off The Ice

1982

Appeared in "The Snow Queen: A Skating Ballet" (PBS)

1977

Headlined Ice Capades tour

1977

Turned professional figure skater

1976

Won women's figure skating gold medal at Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria; also won World Championships

1976

Starred in "The Dorothy Hamill Special" (ABC)

1974

Won U.S. Championships three consecutive years

1968

Won U.S. Championships novice ladies' title at 12 years old

1965

Began figure skating at age eight; took once-a-week group lessons

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