JoJo Starbuck
American figure skater
JoJo Starbuck
JoJo Starbuck is an American figure skater. With partner Kenneth Shelley, she is a three-time United States pair skating champion (1970–1972) and two-time Olympian (1968 and 1972). Starbuck was from Downey, California. She was first paired with Shelley for a show in 1959, when they were very small children. They started training seriously with coach John Nicks at the Arctic Blades FSC in 1961.
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Thursday Morning Club plans its fall schedule - Independent Press - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
JoJo Starbuck, a three-time US pairs skating champion and two-time Olympian, will begin this year's luncheon and lecture series from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Community House. Starbuck will speak about “The Thrills and Spills of My
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NFL's most flamboyant figures, 20-11 - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Early on he was, as he described in his book, "out of control," with failed marriages (including one to figure skater JoJo Starbuck) and other ills. But later the man seemed to get it together ... while remaining unabashedly personable as a
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Abilities! Hosts 45th Annual Celebrity Sports Night - PRLog.Org (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The night features a live presentation directed by Olympic figure skating champion JoJo Starbuck, a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions. Sports Night is business attire and begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday May 19, 2011 at Abilities!,
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One Ice, With Trumpets and Twyla Tharp
NYTimes - over 9 years
MASTERING movement has never been a problem for Keith Roberts, a dancer who sets Twyla Tharp works for companies worldwide. But when Mr. Roberts received a new assignment -- coaching the figure skater David Liu in ''After All,'' an ice dance by Ms. Tharp -- he was severely rattled. ''As far as I ice-skate, it's with dear friends of mine at their
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DANCE REVIEW; When Tangos Are Slippery And Dreadlocks Are Frosty
NYTimes - over 10 years
In one of the most striking moments of ''2:1,'' Alyssa Stith made a tight spin, then spiraled down and onto the floor -- where her curled body kept going through no effort on her part, swirling in a continuation of the circular motion. It was no magic trick, but one of the perks of dancing on ice. The choreographer, David Liu, knows his surface,
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; Star Athletes Tread Boards to Aid Children
NYTimes - over 13 years
DON MATTINGLY is not known for his acting ability. But he is a show-stopper, even without a bat and ball. So there was ''Donnie Baseball,'' the former Yankee star, on stage at the National Center for Disability Services in Albertson recently, making a cameo appearance as the Long Island historian amid a posse of sports stars and children from the
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City Reconsidering Moving Museum Into Tweed Courthouse
NYTimes - about 15 years
Backing away from another major initiative of his predecessor, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg acknowledged yesterday that he was reconsidering a controversial plan to move the Museum of the City of New York from East Harlem to the lavishly renovated Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. Asked at his news briefing whether he was reconsidering the deal,
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Presenting the Good With the (Ouch!) Bad
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Sometimes, the sports TV playland offers in-your-face examples of the best and the worst it can possibly offer. On the upper tier will be CBS's coverage of the Final Four of the N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament tomorrow and Monday. Whether Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona or Minnesota wins, CBS has proved over the years that when it comes down
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Lubovitch's Fluid Language Makes Itself at Home on Ice
NYTimes - over 20 years
A versatile ballet and modern-dance choreographer, Lar Lubovitch is also adept as a choreographer for skaters. He demonstrated his expertise in a program called ''An Exhibition of Ice Dancing'' on Sunday night at the Sky Rink at the Chelsea Piers. The event, presented by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, featured champion skaters in ice dances from
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Remembering John Curry
NYTimes - almost 22 years
A tribute to the figure-skating champion John Curry, who died in April 1994, is to take place on Thursday at 7:30 P.M. at the Kaye Playhouse, 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Mr. Curry was an Olympic and world figure skating champion in 1978. Dick Button will be the host of the program, which will include video and film clips. JoJo
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 22 years
Homes for Those Without MONDAY -- Community Access, which provides housing to homeless people who are mentally ill, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner-dance and auction from 6 to 10 P.M. at the Waldorf-Astoria. Dick Cavett will be the master of ceremonies. Virgil E. Ecton, the chief operating officer of the United Negro College Fund,
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 23 years
For Gay Rights TODAY -- A performance of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will raise money for the civil rights efforts of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The event will begin with cocktails at 7 P.M., followed by dinner and at 10:30 P.M., dancing, at the Industria Superstudio, 775 Washington Street (12th Street). Black tie
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BASEBALL: TV SPORTS; McCarver's Message for a Thin-Skinned Athlete
NYTimes - almost 24 years
From: Dr. Tim McCarver To: Bobby Bonilla and all other volatile, unhappy, insecure and fabulously wealthy players. What's wrong with you guys? In the aftermath of Bonilla's antipathy toward a Daily News reporter, Bob Klapisch, the co-author of "The Worst Team Money Could Buy," the Mets announcer for WWOR-TV/Channel 9 wonders: "Why the anger?
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A Good Excuse for a Round of Parties
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Grammys can be spelled another way: P-A-R-T-I-E-S, with lots of exclamation marks and nothing in lower case. All the major record companies, as well as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which presents the Grammy Awards, and the New York City committee serving as host for the ceremonies at Radio City Music Hall, put luxury on the
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FIGURE SKATING; Changing Roles For Yamaguchi
NYTimes - about 26 years
When Kristi Yamaguchi skates onto the ice Saturday afternoon and the music begins, she will assume the role of Delilah, a provocative temptress. With a convincing performance, she could have her first women's national figure skating title. This is quite a departure from the character she played the first time she won a national title. Skating with
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IN SHORT; FOOTBALL
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: LOOKING DEEP. By Terry Bradshaw with Buddy Martin. (Contemporary, $17.95.) As Susan Sontag once remarked, writing well is the best revenge. Revenge is probably not what Terry Bradshaw had in mind when he wrote ''Looking Deep'' with the Denver Post sports columnist Buddy Martin, but that is what he has got: revenge over the scores of
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Review/Skating; A Celebration of Romance And Bravura on the Ice
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: The growth of skating as an art form was manifest again on Monday night in ''Skating for Life - A Celebration of Champions,'' a benefit performance that included Olympic champions as disparate in style as John Curry and Scott Hamilton. An unexpected treat was a rare appearance by Oleg and Ludmilla Protopopov, Soviet defectors who were The
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Social Events
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Movie, Dinner and a Dance Movie, Dinner and a Dance Nov. 5 - In Robert Harling's play ''Steel Magnolias,'' a group of Southern women sit around a beauty parlor and talk about life, philosophically and personally. The premiere of the movie adaption of the play - starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia
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Skaters' AIDS Benefit
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: World and Olympic champion figure skaters will perform on Monday, Nov. 6, at 8:15 P.M. at the New York State Armory, Lexington Avenue at 26th Street, in ''Skating for Life,'' a benefit for the Design Industries Foundation for AIDS. The skaters include Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Judy Blumberg, Robin Cousins, John Curry, Scott Hamilton;
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LIFE STYLE: Sunday Outing; Ice Rinks Far From the Madding Crowd
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Each wintry Sunday, thousands of aspiring figure-eight carvers glide onto New York City's grand outdoor rinks - Wollman and Rockefeller - only to encounter a mob scene that sometimes more closely resembles a roller derby than choreography. Each wintry Sunday, thousands of aspiring figure-eight carvers glide onto New York City's grand outdoor
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of JoJo Starbuck
    TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 25
    From 1976-83, Starbuck was married to Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
    More Details Hide Details She was Bradshaw's second wife. Starbuck also had a minor career as an actress, performing in New York Stories (1989), The Cutting Edge (1992), and the TV movie Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (1996). She continues to coach and choreograph, and was recently named the Artistic Director of the new Ice Capades. Starbuck lives in Madison, New Jersey, where she teaches at the Essex skating club of New Jersey. She is managed by Rosanna Tovi at World Ice Events http://www.worldiceevents.com. pairs with Kenneth Shelley)
  • 1972
    Age 21
    Like Shelley, Starbuck was also a skilled singles skater. While Shelley went on to win the national title in singles as well as pairs in 1972, Starbuck retired from singles competition in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details After turning professional, Starbuck made occasional appearances skating singles in addition to continuing to skate pairs with Shelley. She also partnered John Curry in the "Tango Tango" number from his show Ice Dancing.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Age 8
    Starbuck was from Downey, California. She was first paired with Shelley for a show in 1959, when they were very small children.
    More Details Hide Details They started training seriously with coach John Nicks at the Arctic Blades FSC in 1961. In their first year of senior competitions, when they were both 16 years old, they qualified to compete at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Both Starbuck and Shelley attended Downey High School, where they performed off-ice lifts with the cheerleading squad, and Long Beach State College.
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1951.
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