Chaffee, Suzy

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Name
Chaffee, Suzy Gender: F
Suzanne Chaffee
born on 29 November 1946 at 05:20 (= 05:20 AM )
Place Rutland, Vermont, 43n37, 72w58
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°45'



Biography

American Olympic skier and occasional actor. Chafee was favored to win the gold medal in the 1968 winter Olympics held in Grenoble but came in 28th. She later said she had used the wrong wax on her skis. Even so, her fashionable and attractive appearance on skis brought her media attention and she continued to work on her freestyle skiing. In the early 1970s she won three world championships for women's freestyle skiing (1971, '72, '73). Although her Olympic team-mates had called her "Daffy Chaffee," she became known to US audiences as Suzy ChapStick, after she filmed TV commercial endorsements for the popular lip balm in the 1978. In 1976, Chaffee joined the U.S. Olympic Committee's Board of Directors, the first woman to do so and lobbied for the addition of freestyle skiing to the Olympics events. She has two movies to her name in which she plays a skier.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1971 (First of three world championships)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1978 (for product endorsement)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes an article "Suzy Chaffee: Somersaults and Serious Thoughts" by Judy Klemesrud, New York Times, 12 May 1978, p. A16) in which Chaffee is quoted as saying "'I'm a Sagittarian with Scorpio Rising, which makes me a sexy prophet."

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Sports : Skiing
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship

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