Dorothy Hamill

by MKhanal 08 Oct,2018
Dorothy Hamill
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 3 Inch
Personal Info
  • Father Chalmers Hamill
  • Mother Carol Camill
  • Birth Name Dorothy Stuart Hamill
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Birth Country Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Christian

Dorothy Hamill is a retired American figure skater. In 1976, she became the Olympic and the World champion in ladies' singles figure skating. She was the mentor of the 2010 U.S. national champion Rachael Flatt.

Dorothy Hamill's Early Life

Dorothy Stuart Hamill was born on July 26, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Chalmers and Carol Hamill. She has two older siblings, a brother, Sandy, and a sister, Marcia. Hamill started skating at the early age of 8.

Her family had moved to the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, where she attended the public schools of Riverdale. She later switched schools and attended the Colorado Academy high school, eventually graduating.

Dorothy Hamill's Professional Life

Dorothy Hamill began to take skating seriously at the age of 9 and had started to get coaching in the sports. At 12, her first national success came with winning the novice ladies' title at the U.S. championships. The next year, she placed second at the junior level at the 1970 championships. Hamill's made her senior debut in 1971.

Dorothy Dorothy shares a photo with the Gold Medal SOURCE: Getty Images

Hamill became the 1974 U.S. champion and held the title till 1976. Hamill made a second-place finish in the 1974 World Championships, coming behind Christine Errath of East Germany. She won silver at the Worlds in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1975 behind Dianne de Leeuw of the Netherlands.

Dorothy Hamill was the representative of the U.S. in the 1976 Winter Olympics held in Innsbruck, Australia. She came in second in the figures but won the sort and long programs, taking home the gold medal for the U.S. Later that year, she also won the World Championship and decided to become professional.

Hamill became a member of the Ice Capades from 1977-1984. Donna Atwood asked her for the opportunity, which she gladly accepted. Though due to competition and changing tastes, Ice Capades folded.

In 1993, the Associated Press released a national sports study results, which showed that Dorothy Hamill was tied for first place with Mary Lour Retton as the most popular athlete in America. The two were far ahead in the list, including major sports stars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Troy Aikman, Dan Marino, Wayne Gretzky, and 800 other athletes.

After leaving skating, Hamill has shown her skills in skating in various shows. She was one of the 16 celebrities participating in a cooking competition on the Food Network TV series Chopped.

Dorothy Hamill's Personal Life

Hamill has been married and divorced twice in the past. Her first husband was Dean Paul Martin, who she married in 1982 and separated two years later in 1984. They had a beautiful love life, but the relationship never remained the same after their marriage. The duo started to have conflicts, eventually separated shortly, and then divorced in 1984. They did not have any children from this marriage. 

After the bitter marriage with Martin, Dorothy lived single for some time and found Kenneth Forsythe. They dated for some time and eventually got married in 1987. Like her first marriage, This marriage also ended in 1995. The reason for their divorce is still not shared. She had a daughter named Alexandra in her second marriage.

Hamill lived a happy life with her daughter. She raised her daughter as a single mother. In the mid-2000s, Dorothy started dating John McColl. They eventually married in 2009. She and her spouse are still together to this day.

Dorothy Hamill's Net Worth

Dorothy Hamill's net worth is estimated to be $5 million. However, the exact details of her salary during her time as a national representative have not been disclosed. She filed for bankruptcy in 1996, but she has been able to bounce back from her financial crisis.

These days, An athlete has multiple sources of income, including sponsorship and advertising deals. Karen Chen is a rising American figure skater with a net worth of $200,000. 

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Social Media Presence and Stats

Dorothy is pretty private about her personal life. She does not show much presence on social media. Hamill has no personal accounts on famous social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

Physical Appearance

Dorothy still has a charming body figure. Regarding her physical appearance, Dorothy stands five feet and four inches tall and weighs 60 kg. 

Health Issues and Breast Cancer

Dorothy had been through severe days in her professional career and personal life. She has experienced chronic depression, which is controlled through medication and therapy. Due to her presence, Her daughter also suffers from the same condition. In 2008, Hamill was diagnosed with breast cancer and was being treated. It seems like she is free from cancer and has not shared much with the public. 

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