Andrea Mead-Lawrence

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Birthday
19, 1932
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Mar 30, 2009 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1932
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Mar 30, 2009 (76)

About

Champion ski racer became the first American to win two gold medals in Alpine skiing after winning two in Oslo in 1952.

Before Fame

At 15 years of age, she competed in her first Olympics, taking place in Switzerland, making daring 60 mile-per-hour turns on the courses.

Trivia

She made the cover of Time Magazine in 1952, as the hoped-for winner in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo - and indeed she won, taking the gold.

Family Life

She married David Lawrence, a former slalom ski champion.

Associated With

Picabo Street was another women's ski champion - she won the gold in the 1998 Winter Olympics.