Karol Estelle <I>Kennedy</I> Kucher

Karol Estelle Kennedy Kucher

Shelton, Mason County, Washington, USA
Death 25 Jun 2004 (aged 72)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Mausoleum MC101 (Lily), L-E, Crypt 44
Memorial ID 9012214 · View Source
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Champion Competition Athlete. A competitive figure skater, she paired with her brother Peter Kennedy to become a dominant pairs champion in the 1940s and 1950s in the United States, but were unable to translate their winning to Olympic Games success. Known as "The Kennedy Kids", they won five consecutive United States championships from 1948 to 1952, two North American Championships in 1949 and 1951, and a World title in the 1950 World Figure Skating Championships in London, England. She and her brother were then made members of the 1952 United States Olympic Ice Skating team that competed at the Winter Games, held in Oslo, Norway. There, they won the Silver Medal, coming in second to the West German pair of Ria Baran and Paul Falk. In 1991 she and her brother were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 29 Jun 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karol Estelle Kennedy Kucher (14 Feb 1932–25 Jun 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9012214, citing Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .