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Gussie Moran
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Tennis Player
    (September 8, 1923-January 16, 2013)
    Born in Santa Monica, California
    Birth name was Gertrude Augusta Moran
    Won the US Hardcourt Championships (1948) and National Indoor Tennis Tournament (1949)
    Highest US ranking was #4 (1949)
    Cameo appearance in the film 'Pat and Mike' (1952)
    She is better remembered for the outfit she wore to Wimbledon in 1949 -- a dress with a skirt short enough to reveal her lace-trimmed panties as she ran across court -- than for her playing.
    The dress was considered so scandalous that designer Ted Tinling was banned from Wimbledon for over three decades.
    Her three short-lived marriages ended with one annulment and two divorces.
    She was evicted from the family home when she was unable to pay the property taxes (1986).
    Towards the end of her life, she supported herself by signing lace underpants and selling them on eBay.
    Her outfit earned her the nickname 'Gorgeous Gussie.'
    She said, 'I am interested in clothes I can play tennis in, not in creating a sensation.'
    During a USO tour of Vietnam, she suffered several broken bones when her helicopter was shot down (1970).
    She claimed to have been beaten and raped backstage during a Lawrence Welk concert at a Santa Monica centennial celebration (1975).
    Tennis champ Jack Kramer said, 'Gussie was the Anna Kournikova of her time. Gussie was a beautiful woman with a beautiful body. If Gussie had played in the era of television, no telling what would have happened.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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