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Gussie Moran

Tennis Player
Female
Born 1923

Gertrude "Gussie" Agusta Moran is a retired American female tennis player who was active in the 1940s to the 1970s. Her highest US national tennis ranking was 4th.

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CHILDHOOD

1923 Birth Born on September 8, 1923.

TWENTIES

1949 25 Years Old Moran entered several amateur tennis tourneys in California, eventually rising to eligibility to play at Wimbledon in 1949. … Read More
1950 26 Years Old Following the 1950 Wimbledon tournament, where she was seeded seventh, Moran's amateur career ended when she began to tour as a professional with Pauline Betz', using the dress incident as the main draw.
1952 28 Years Old Her popularity led her to a cameo appearance (as herself) in the 1952 sports-oriented American movie Pat and Mike, which featured Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. … Read More

THIRTIES

1955 31 Years Old In 1955 she became a sports newscaster at WMGM in New York City, a position which lasted until 1961. … Read More

FORTIES

1969 45 Years Old Moran then returned to giving tennis lessons at a Lake Encino racket club, remaining there for two and a half years. In 1969, she became advertising manager for World Tennis magazine.
1970 46 Years Old In 1970, she participated in another USO tour, this time to Vietnam. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1986 62 Years Old Moran was living at the family's Santa Monica home, a Victorian structure with an ocean view, but with her mother's death, she was unable to keep up the property taxes, and was evicted on 26 April 1986. … Read More
1988 64 Years Old For a 1988 story and interview which reported on the 1949 Wimbledon incident Moran spoke about the event: Wimbledon officials went mad, and Moran, shocked by the reaction, went into a shell. … Read More
2013 89 Years Old Died on January 16, 2013.
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