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Joan Weston
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    (January 20, 1935-May 10, 1997)
    Born in Huntington Beach, California
    Roller derby star
    Captain of the San Francisco Bay Bombers
    Nicknames included the Blonde Bomber, Blonde Amazon, Golden Girl and Roller Derby Queen
    Inspired the Raquel Welch movie 'Kansas City Bomber' (1972)
    She blamed her mother for her parents' divorce and said, 'I never knew my mother as a child. I never wanted to.'
    At her roller derby debut she caused a nine-player pile-up when she fell down in front of the pack.
    She said she would never coach because 'That's a man's job,' adding, 'I can hear the screams from Gloria Steinem and company now.'
    She won the Hawaii outrigger canoe championship (1962).
    She was named to 19 consecutive roller derby all-star teams.
    She was the highest-paid female athlete of the 1960s.

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