Sonja Henie, athlete
Apr. 8, 1912-Oct. 12, 1969
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1997)
A three-time Olympic figure skating champion, Henie was the youngest world champion in history.
Click Olympic.org to read a profile of Henie: The First Figure Skating Celebrity.