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Gretchen Fraser
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    (February 11, 1919-February 17, 1994)
    Born in Tacoma, Washington
    Alpine ski racer
    Won an Olympic Gold Medal in Slalom (1948)
    Won an Olympic Silver Medal in Combined (1948)
    Inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame (1960)
    Until 1948, her chances of skiing in the Olympics were marred by World War II.
    Her husband was a former Olympic skier who never medaled.
    She finished at 13th place in Downhill in her only Olympics appearance.
    She was the first ever alpine skier (male or female) from the U.S. to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
    She worked with disabled skiers and disabled veterans.
    She was Sonja Henie's skiing double for the films 'Thin Ice' and 'Sun Valley Serenade.'
    She once instructed skiers including Picabo Street, Muffy Davis and Christin Cooper.
    She is the namesake for a neighborhood park located in Vancouver, Washington.
    She was married to her husband Don Fraser for nearly 55 years until her death.

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