American Olympic figure skater who won four consecutive U.S. championships, as well as a silver medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.
She was the daughter of Judge Robert Fratianne and had the privilege to work with coach Frank Carroll.
She won her first world title by upsetting the favorite going into the championship in Japan.
She married skier Nick Maricich with whom she had a daughter, Ali, in 1991.
She and Tara Lipinski are both world-famous competitive figure skaters.