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Maureen Orcutt

Maureen Orcutt (Golf.  Born, New York, Apr. 1, 1907; died, Durham, N.C., Jan. 9, 2007.)   One of the “Big Four” of women’s golf in the 1930s and 1940s, Maureen Orcutt was a dominant figure in her sport as an amateur in the days before the formation of the women’s pro tour.  She was a leading […]

Mary K. Browne

Mary K. Browne (Tennis.  Born, Ventura, CA, June 3, 1891; died, Laguna Beach, CA, Aug. 19, 1971.)  One of the first great all-around women athletes, Mary Kimball Browne was also America’s first woman tennis pro.  She was also the first woman ranked No. 1 in the U.S., leading the first two official listings (1913, 1914).  Browne […]

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