Suzy Chaffee

Former Olympic Alpine Ski Racer
Born Nov 29, 1946

Suzanne "Suzy" Chaffee is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress. Following her racing career, she modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s. She is perhaps best known by the sobriquet, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born on November 29, 1946.


1966 19 Years Old She finished fourth in the downhill at the 1966 World Championships.


1967 20 Years Old Despite a season-ending crash in 1967 at Vail in the World Cup Series, she ended the season as the 10th ranked in Women's downhill skier, and the 16th ranked Women's All-Around skier. … Read More
1968 21 Years Old She retired from ski racing after the 1968 Olympics. … Read More


1978 31 Years Old Chaffee credited rumors that she was having an affair with Ted Kennedy as helping passage of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. "The gossip got the bill through," she told Sports Illustrated. … Read More


1988 41 Years Old She was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1988. … Read More
1996 49 Years Old She was a co-founder in 1996 of the Native Voices Foundation, an organization that seeks to develop Olympians from among Native American tribes.


2008 61 Years Old In 2008, she ran for a seat on the Sedona, Arizona, City Council, but lost.
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