Betty Callaway RIP

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Bunny Hop, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Bunny Hop

    Bunny Hop Perpetually learning Dutch Waltz

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    Just saw this posted on UK Skating Forums - news of the death of Betty Callaway, best known as the coach of Torvill & Dean. She was 83.

    Not sure if this counts as an official announcement. Hope it's okay to llink to another forum (admins please remove if not):
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  2. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    :eek:

    RIP Betty. Condolences with her family and friends. I loved her regal, old skool English ways.
     
  3. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    RIP Betty. Thanks for all you did for skating.
     
  4. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    This is very sad. She was an excellent coach, not just to T&D but to the other teams she worked with as well. From what I know of her working style, she really respected her skaters' judgement and opinions, and collaborated with them on building what they wanted to build. Rather than like some coaches we all know, where it's "this is my style and you do it or else, even if it looks like cr*p on you".
     
  5. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    Very sad news indeed. I had no idea she was that old :(
     
  6. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    She was one of the greats. Not only T/D but also the great Hungarian dance team & World Champs, Regoczy/Sallay, and the German European champs, the Bucks. RIP.
     
  7. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    RIP, indeed..
     
  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    What an amazing coach.
    She leaves a legacy of unparalleled greatness.
    RIP, Betty; and thank you!
     
  9. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    I'm very sorry to hear this news. :( RIP Betty and thank you for everything you have give to skating.
     
  10. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    I hadn't realized she coached Regoczy/Sallay. They were one of my favorite teams back in the day. Drobiazko/Vanagas worked with a coach named Roy Calloway during their eligible days. Was he any relation to Betty Calloway?
     
  11. nylynnr

    nylynnr Active Member

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    Roy was Betty's first husband.
     
  12. alij

    alij Active Member

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    RIP Betty :(
     
  13. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    RIP Betty Calloway
     
  14. pollyanna

    pollyanna playing the Glad Game

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    RIP Betty Calloway, skating fans owe you a great deal. :(
     
  15. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    RIP Betty.
     
  16. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Very sad news. RIP Betty. :(
     
  17. ssmith17

    ssmith17 Member

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    Roy and Betty actually got back together some years ago I believe.
     
  18. jiriuk

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    And her 'third'
    They remarried after Betty lost her second husband.
    Roy is still alive (and kicking), age 93 (!)
     
  19. skatefan

    skatefan Well-Known Member

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  20. pp55

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    RIP Betty Calloway
     
  21. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    That's a real loss to the world of figure skating:(
     
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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