Dorothy Hamill


Dorothy Hamill Trivia


  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.