Zaharias Mildred Ella Didrikson
Za·har·i·as(zə-hăr′ē-əs), Mildred Ella Didrikson Known as "Babe." 1911-1956.
American athlete who excelled in basketball, baseball, and track, winning two gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. She later took up golf and won the US (1946) and British (1947) amateur titles and the US Open (1948, 1950, and 1954).
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