Dorothy Hamill


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Birth Name: Dorothy Hamill
Born: 07/26/1956
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Born July 26, 1956 in Chicago, IL, Dorothy Stuart Hamill grew up fascinated with ice skating and began lessons as a child. Showing a talent and determination well beyond her years, the young Hamill began practicing at 4:30 a.m. before school, and on one notable occasion began the 10-mile journey to the practice rink on foot when her mother overslept. As her coaches recognized her world-class talent, Hamill's focus increasingly turned to skating, and her family moved several times to accommodate her training needs. Their support proved well founded when the 12-year-old won the junior-level U.S. Championships, and she ascended to the senior level less than three years later. With her signature... Continue Bio >>


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