Biography - A Short Wiki
American athlete who competed in golf, basketball, and track and field. She won gold medals in the 80 m hurdles and javelin throw in 1932.
She was a great seamstress who sewed her own outfits.
Her parents were immigrants from Norway and she won three medals in the 1932 Olympics.
How did Babe Didrikson Zaharias die?
Babe Didrikson Zaharias' death was caused by Colon Cancer.
Pain in her lower spine, caused by cancer, became unbearable in 1955. On Sept. 27, 1956, Babe died of the disease in Galveston, Texas. She was 45.
|Cause of death||Colon Cancer|
|Age of death||45 years|
|Birthday||June 26, 1911|
|Death date||September 27, 1956|
|Place of death||John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Loosen your girdle and let er fly!"Babe Didrikson Zaharias
"I couldn't hit an elephant's ass with a bull fiddle."Babe Didrikson Zaharias
"It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it."Babe Didrikson Zaharias