Marble, Alice

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Name
Marble, Alice Gender: F
Alice P. Temple
born on 28 September 1913 at 21:01 (= 9:01 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°18 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°54'



Alice Marble

Biography

American tennis champion who won Wimbledon in 1938 and 1939 and the U.S. singles four times. She played sports from childhood, becoming primarily interested in tennis when her parents thought that baseball was too rough for a girl to play and bought her a tennis racket instead. By age 17, she had won the California Junior Championship and was the third ranking champ by age 19.

After retiring from tennis, she began to design tennis clothes, did commercials and sang on the radio and in clubs; in 1949 she became a professional radio sports announcer. Marble wrote an autobiography entitled "Courting Danger" which detailed her career as a spy for the army during WW II.

During her escapade as a spy, she was shot in the back and recovered in Switzerland. She also suffered TB when she was young and was told she would never play tennis again, they were wrong. The TB was later actually diagnosed as secondary anemia and treated.

Marble later became a secretary to a doctor in Tarzana, California. Weakened by pernicious anaemia, Marble died at a hospital in Palm Springs, California on 13 December 1990, aged 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1938 (Won Wimbledon)
  • Work : Prize 1939 (Won Wimbledon)
  • Work : New Job 1949 (Professional radio sports announcer)
  • Death by Disease 13 December 1990 (Respiratory failure, age 77)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Originally this entry quoted Church of Light old data box: 28 September 1913, 21:01 (= 09:01 PM), Beckwourth, California.

In Feb 2020, Sy Scholfield noted that the California Birth Index lists: Alice P. Temple, born 28 Sep 1913, Los Angeles, mother's maiden name: Wood. The place was thus changed.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Sports announcer)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (WW II)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Wimbledon twice, Jr. CA. Championship)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women