Gussie Moran

Tennis Player
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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1923 Birth Born on September 8, 1923.


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


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


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


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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