|Real Name/Full Name:
|Dorothy Stuart Hamill
|67 years old
|July 26, 1956
|Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|5’5″ (165 cm)
|Dean Paul Martin (1982 To 1984), John MacColl (2009), Kenneth Forsythe (1987 To 1995)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Alexandra Forsythe)
|Is Dorothy Hamill Lesbian?
|American figure skater
|Net Worth in 2024:
Dorothy Stuart Hamill is US figure skater who is popularly known as the winner of gold at the Winter Olympic Games championship held in Austria in 1976. After winning the World Championship title, her fans started calling her ‘America’s Sweetheart’ due to her determination and beauty. Dorothy has expertise in figure skating and has also invented a few of her moves that include the ‘Hamill Camel.’ Besides her professional career, she is also an acclaimed American actor.
Dorothy was seen in the show, ‘Ice Capades’ between 1977 and 1984. For her exemplary performance in the movie ‘Romeo and Juliet on Ice’ (1983), she was awarded a Daytime Emmy award. She has worked with various charity organizations that include the International Special Olympics, the Us Cancer Society, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She is currently associated with Nantucket skating club.
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Early Life & Biography
Dorothy was born in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents named Carol, and Chalmers Hamill. Her father has worked as a mechanical engineer. After her birth, she relocated with her family to the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. She grew up there. Dorothy has two elder siblings, one brother, named Sandy, and one sister called Marcia.
Till 1970, she enrolled in a public school in Riverside. After some time of studying in that school, she moved to a small school that provided her with a flexible schedule to accommodate her skating training. Dorothy completed her graduation from Colorado Academy, the high school.
Hamill began her career in skating when she was only eight years old. First started skating in early 1965 at the age of 8, taking once-a-week group lessons. Being interested in skating, she started making efforts to gain expertise in this sport. Dorothy took regular private skating lessons and successfully passed her preliminary figure test before entering into the professional level skating.
Dorothy got married to actor/singer Dean Paul Martin in 1982 but divorced in 1984. Later, she got married to Kenneth Forsythe (1987 to 1995). The couple gave birth to their daughter named Alexandra. This marriage also resulted in divorce. Dorothy then married to her third spouse as John MacColl in 2009.
Dorothy wrote her first autobiography “On and Off the Ice” and her second autobiography as “A Skating Life: My Story” in 2007. In January 2008, she made a declaration that she suffered from breast cancer and has started taking treatment in Massachusetts. For most of her life, she suffered from severe depression that was controlled through therapy and medication.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on July 26, 1956, Dorothy Hamill is 67 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. Her height is 5 ft 5 inches tall, and her weight is 65 kg.
Dorothy received her first success at the national level when she competed and won US Championship at the novice level in 1969.
Dorothy stood at second place in the junior level US championship that took place in 1970. From 1971 onwards, she started playing on the senior level. Dorothy became US champion and held the title between 1974 to 1976. After recognizing her remarkable potential, the US Figure Skating Association arranged to coach for her by Carlo Fassi. This coaching equipped her with all the skills to compete on an international level.
She got a key breakthrough was when she became the winner of the silver medal held at the World Championship, Munich, Germany, in the year 1974. In the next year, she won silver at the World level championship in Colorado Springs.
When she was 19, she stood in the first place and was awarded a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games held at Innsbruck, Austria.
Awards & Achievements
Dorothy is a well-known sports personality who is admired by her fans throughout the world. She was the winner of the American Championship in the Amateur category between 1968 and 1969. She is the three times winner of the US National Championship (1974 to 1976).
Dorothy also played in international competitions and won the Nebelhorn Trophy. She stood at the first position in Richmond Trophy that took place between 1972 and 1973.
Her name was included in the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame. A skating rink in her native place’ Greenwich’ is named on her name. The rink is now called as Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink.
In 1976, Dorothy won the Winter Olympic Gold Medal that took place in Austria. She also became the World Champion in the category of Ladies Singles that took place in Sweden in 1976.
She was inducted into the and subsequently, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991 and 2000.
Net Worth & Salary of Dorothy Hamill in 2024
The net worth of Dorothy is projected to be $6 Million as of February 2024. A large chunk of her net worth comes from participating in skating competitions. She participated in international level competitions and earned several awards and prize money.
To date, she has played in various prestigious championships that include the Olympic championship, Nebelhorn Trophy, Richmond Trophy, US National Championship, and more. She has been the U. S. Champion between 1974 to 1976 and earned gold at the 1976 Olympics.
Besides earning money through professional level skating, she has also written two autobiographies. Dorothy is also an American actor who has performed in several films that include The Dorothy Hamill Special (1976), A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin: A Memory of All That (1998), and Dorothy Hamill Presents Winners (1978). She was also seen on the season sixteenth of popular dance show titled “Dancing with the Stars.”
Dorothy Hamill is a versatile personality that has been both a talented skater, as well as an American actress. For her award-winning performances at the national and international level competitions and remarkable acting talent, she has established herself as a professional level skater and actress in the world.