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Eleanor Holm

Eleanor Holm (Swimming.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 6, 1912; died, Miami, FL, Jan. 31, 2004.)  Eleanor Holm first gained fame as the finest woman backstroke swimmer in the world, and subsequently helped popularize the sport as an entertainment medium.  Holm won the national A.A.U. championship in the 300-yard individual medley five straight years (1928-31) and […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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