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Babe Zaharias

Babe ZahariasAKA Mildred Ella Didrickson

Born: 26-Jun-1914
Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX
Died: 27-Sep-1956
Location of death: Galveston, TX [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Best female athlete of all time

Along with Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest all-around athletes.


[1] John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, TX.

Father: Ole Didrickson (Norwegian ship carpenter)
Husband: George Zaharias (professional wrestler, m. 23-Dec-1938, div.)

    High School: Beaumont High School, Beaumont, TX (dropped out)

    Olympic Gold Medal 1932 Women's 80m hurdles
    Olympic Gold Medal 1932 Women's javelin throw
    Olympic Silver Medal 1932 Women's high jump
    LPGA Hall of Fame
    Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1932
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1945
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1946
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1947
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1950
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1954
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1954
    World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1976
    US Olympic Hall of Fame 1983
    Vare Trophy

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Pat and Mike (13-Jun-1952) · Herself

Author of books:
This Life I've Led: My Autobiography (1955)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1932 (18 cents, issued 22-Sep-1981)



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