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Dorothy Hamill Net Worth

Dorothy Hamill Biography

Dorothy Hamill, an American figure skater, has a net worth of $5 million. She was born on July 26 1956, in Chicago, the USA. Dorothy began skating at the age of eight in a local group class. After a year, her interest in figure skating became more serious and she started taking regular lessons with a private coach. Her father spent up to $20.000 a year on her skating costs. Later she was forced to leave a regular school due to her training and competitions, and graduated from Colorado Academy. Her first recognition as a figure skater was at the age of 12 in 1969, when she won the novice title at the USA Championships. Later Dorothy Hamill achieved even bigger success by becoming US champion from 1974 to 1976.She won a silver medal at the 1975 World Championships in Colorado and then the Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympics. That’s why Dorothy Hamill can be named as the most successful skater of her generation.

Dorothy Hamill Net Worth $5 Million

Examining her career from 1977 to 1984, Dorothy Hamill, earned a substantial income from touring with the ice show Ice Capade and her own touring productions Cinderella and the Nutcracker. As a figure skating athlete, she still continues to make money in skating shows. In 2006, she even participated as a judge on the television show Skating With Celebrities. At present she is the mentor of Rachel Flatt, a silver medalist of the US Championships. In 2013, Dorothy Hamill took part in the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars but had to withdraw from the competition due to problems with her lower back.

Her contribution to figure skating can be marked for developing a new skating move called a “Hamill camel”. In addition, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in the production of Romeo and Juliet On Ice in 1983. Dorothy Hamill has also received income from writing two autobiographies: On and Off the Ice and A Sating Life: My Story which was published in 2007 by Hyperion Press.Talking about her personal life, Dorothy Hamill is married to John MacColl. It is her third marriage as before she was married to the singer/actor Dean Paul Martin (1982-1984) and later to Kenneth Fosythe (1987-1995) with whom she has a daughter Alexandra.

Dorothy Hamill inspired her nation not only by her performance on ice but also for her looks: her oversized glasses became a trend in the 1970s and her bobbed hairstyle started a fad. It can be stated that her appearance and achievements as a figure skater led to her becoming known as an ‘”America’s sweetheart’’. In 1977, a Dorothy Hamill doll was launched. There are a lot of signs showing that she achieved considerable recognition as a figure skater: she was inducted to the Olympic Hall of fame and the Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and carried a torch at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDorothy Hamill
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1956
Height1.65 m
Weight55 kg
ProfessionActor, Figure skater
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJohn MacColl, Kenneth Forsythe, Dean Paul Martin
ChildrenAlexandra Forsythe
ParentsCarolyn Hamill, Chalmers Hamill
SiblingsSandy Hamill, Marcia Hamill
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Dorothy-Hamill-101020622116
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/dorothyhamill
AwardsYoung American Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts - Host/Hostess
MoviesBlades of Glory, Romeo and Juliet on Ice, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 1
TV ShowsSkating with Celebrities, Dancing with the Stars


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Cindy Crawford and Karyn Bryant, for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin care system. [2007]
2Lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her daughter, Alexandra. [2007]
3Release of her book, "Dorothy Hamill: On and Off the Ice" by Dorothy with Elva Clairmont. [1983]
4Release of her book, "A Skating Life: My Story" by Dorothy and Deborah Amelon. [October 2007]
5Ex-stepmother of Alexander Martin.
6Has been battling osteoarthritis for a decade [2013].
7Ex-daughter-in-law of Dean Martin and Jeanne Martin.
8Withdrew from Dancing with the Stars (2005), due to a spinal cyst injury and her doctor's recommendation [March 27, 2013].
9Inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.
10Inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.
11Former stepmother of Alexander Martin.
12Undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins in Baltimore and her prognosis is favorable [January 4, 2008].
13Good friend of Brian Boitano.
14Good friend of Deborah Amelon. They met when both were in the Ice Follies.
15Started skating because she was painfully shy as a child.
16Her daughter, Alexandra, also suffers from depression.
17Has been battling depression since the end of her marriage to Dean Paul Martin.
18Has a brother, Sandy, and a sister, Marcia.
19Had a difficult relationship with her parents: father, Chalmers (Chalm), drank and mother, Carolyn (Carol), was distant.
20Had owned the Ice Capades at a time but had to file bankruptcy.
21Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1991.
22Has 1 child: Alexandra, a.k.a. Alex, (born 1988). Was ex-stepmother of Jennifer and Daniel, children of her ex-husband, Ken Forsythe.
231 of Hamill's skating spins became her trademark, known as the 'Hamill Camel'
241976 World champ.
251974 & 1975 World silver medalist
261974-1976 U.S. National champ.
27silver medal, 1973 U.S. Nationals
28Coached by Carlo Fassi, the coach of Peggy Fleming & Nicole Bobek.
291970 U.S. Junior silver medalist
301969 U.S. Novice champ.
31Began skating at 8
32Won a gold medal in women's figure skating in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
33Figure skating world champion


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her hair


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts - Host/HostessRomeo and Juliet on Ice (1983)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blades of Glory2007Federation Judge
The Christmas Angel: A Story on Ice1998TV MovieMom
Cinderella... Frozen in Time1994TV MovieCinderella
The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice1983TV MovieClara
Romeo and Juliet on Ice1983TV MovieJuliet
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesAlison Solomon / Marietta

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Health Report2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Great Performances2014TV SeriesHerself - Olympic Gold Medalist
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2013TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Kaleidoscope on Ice2011TV MovieHerself - Co-Hostess
Rise2011DocumentaryHerself
Kaleidoscope on Ice2010TV MovieHerself - Co-Hostess
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHerself
Be Good Johnny Weir2010TV SeriesHerself
Kaleidoscope2009TV MovieHerself
Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular Starring Barry Manilow2007TV MovieHerself
The Insider2007TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHerself
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHerself
Skating with Celebrities2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Today2005TV SeriesHerself
Let's Talk with Gary Gellman2005TV SeriesHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes2002TV SeriesHerself
Bud Greenspan Presents: Michelle Kwan2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gershwin on Ice2001VideoHerself
Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice2001TV MovieHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1997-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin: A Memory of All That1998TV SpecialHerself
The Legends Figure Skating Championships1997TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The Legends Figure Skating Championships1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The 1996 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1996TV SpecialHerself - Host
Dorothy Hamill's Gold Medal Preview1994TV SpecialHost
Super Bowl XXVI1992TV MovieHerself - Halftime Show Performer
Circus of the Stars #111986TV Special documentaryHerself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?1983TV MovieHerself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHerself
Diff'rent Strokes1983TV SeriesHerself
The Snow Queen: A Skating Ballet1982TV MovieHerself
Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas1982TV MovieHerself - Skater
Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas1981TV SpecialHerself
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1975-1980TV SeriesHerself
Dorothy Hamill Presents Winners1978TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Figure Skater
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977TV SeriesHerself
The Dorothy Hamill Special1976TV SpecialHerself
World Champions on Ice1976TV MovieHerself
Ice'N'Easy1974TV MovieHerself
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