Dorothy Hamill

Figure Skater
Born Jul 26, 1956

Dorothy Stuart Hamill is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles and 1976 World Champion.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Hamill.


1956 Birth Born on July 26, 1956.
1965 8 Years Old Hamill first started skating in early 1965 at the age of 8, taking once-a-week group lessons. … Read More


1969 12 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamill's first national success came in 1969, when she won the novice ladies' title at the U.S. Championships at the age of 12.
1970 13 Years Old She placed second at the junior level at the 1970 Championships, and made her senior debut in 1971. … Read More
1974 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamill was U.S. champion from 1974 to 1976.
1975 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Hammill competed with an injured right leg at the 1975 U.S. Championships.
…  She is the 1976 Olympic champion and 1976 World champion in ladies' singles. … Read More


1977 20 Years Old Hamill was an Ice Capades headliner from 1977–1984. … Read More


1993 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After Ice Capades folded due to competition and changing tastes, Hamill and her husband bought the financially strapped company's assets in 1993 in an effort to revive its earlier success, but they declared bankruptcy in 1994 and sold it to Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment, Inc. in 1995.


2007 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamill has continued to skate in shows, including a regular principal role with Broadway on Ice. She was a special guest in the Brian Boitano-Barry Manilow skating extravaganza at AT&T Park in San Francisco in 2007.
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 53 Years Old Hamill was a mentor to three-time U.S. Championship silver medalist and 2010 gold medalist Rachael Flatt. … Read More
2013 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2013, it was revealed that Hamill would take part in the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnering with Tristan MacManus.
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