As of January 2008, Dorothy is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, with a favorable prognosis.
Dorothy published her second memoir A Skating Life in October 2007. In it Dorothy speaks for the first time about publiclly about her depression and she also goes in-depth on the abusive relationship she had with her parents.
Dorothy did a television commercial for Vioxx in 2001.
Dorothy says she takes criticism far too personally, although she admits she has grown a thicker skin than she used to have.
As of October 2006, Dorothy lives in Baltimore, Massachusetts.
Dorothy is credited with developing the skating move nicknamed the "Hamill camel", which consists of a camel spin that turns into a sit spin.
Dorothy headlined for the Ice Capades from 1977 to 1984.
Dorothy remembers the first time she put on ice skates.
Dorothy says the pressures of competition would cause her to become violently ill, often throwing up hours before competing.
As a child, Dorothy disliked reading very much. As an adult, Dorothy began to enjoy it.
Dorothy married Dean Paul Martin on January 8, 1982. They divorced in June 1984. They had no children together.
Dorothy made a cameo in the 2007 comedy Blades of Glory as a Federation Judge. Dorothy made a cameo in the film along with fellow figure skaters Brian Boitano, Peggy Fleming, Nancy Kerrigan and Scott Hamilton. Blades of Glory is Dorothy's big-screen debut.
Dorothy stands at 5' 3" or 1.60 m.
In 1984, Dorothy won a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts -Host/Hostess for her hosting duties for the 1983 television special Romeo and Juliet on Ice.
A Dorothy Hamill doll hit store shelves in 1977.
Dorothy published her first memoir On and Off the Ice in 1984.
Dorothy has a passion for jewelry and always tries to find a special piece to remind her of each place she visited.
Ladies Home Journal magazine named Dorothy "Most Trusted Sports Figure in America".
In 2000, Dorothy was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Dorothy placed first in the 1976 Winter Olympics, which took place in Innsbruck, Austria.
Dorothy was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
Dorothy: I wasn't particularly athletic or gifted, but I loved it. I'd be at the skating rink all day long, just skating around and around. I could be all alone and nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk to anybody. I was in my fantasy world.
Dorothy: I worked as hard as I could. I was always the first one on the ice and the last one off.