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Dorothy Hamill 

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Hamill’s wedge haircut was named "one of the most important fashion statements in the last 50 years" by Life Magazine. 
Dorothy Hamill 
Olympic figure skater 
Born: 7/26/1956 
Location: Passavant (now Northwestern) Memorial Hospital, Chicago 
Hometown: River Forest 
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Dorothy Stuart Hamill began ice skating in her brother’s hockey skates at the age of eight on a frozen pond. In 1976, she won an Olympic Gold Medal in women’s figure skating in Innsbruck, Austria. She also won three consecutive World Championships and went on to skate professionally for the Ice Capades, which she later owned and operated. Hamill has been inducted into the World and United States’ figure skating halls of fame. She is an advocate for several charitable organizations, including the International Special Olympics