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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) [1] was an American athlete. She had great success in track and field, golf, baseball and basketball. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas. Zaharias won two gold Olympic medals and one silver medal in 1932.

Zaharias died on September 27, 1956 in Galveston, Texas from colorectal cancer at the age of 45.