Former "World Class Figure Skater" Ordered to Pay $$$ To "Trophy Husband"

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by overedge, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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  2. AnnMJensen

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    She might have been from Roller - I'll check over there...
     
  3. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    pml, if she really is that rich, $157K is a ridiculously low sum - plus he has to pay his own court costs.
     
  4. kittyjake5

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    I did not recognize the name. Usually I hardly ever get to say this anymore "but this was before my time" lol.
     
  5. Carolla5501

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    I am my mother's "heavy luggage porter" Somehow I don't think she's going to think that's worth a lot of cash LOL!
     
  6. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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  7. TheIronLady

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    I thought this was going to be about Liz Manley.
     
  8. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

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    Cougars have always existed. You go pool boy. Get your money honey! :lol:
    The pictures of her latest facelift are priceless. They made my day.
     
  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I assumed she had skated for Great Britain (but I didn't do any research on it)
     
  10. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    Says she was raised in Britain, maybe she skated there?
     
  11. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Aw, ok, missed that part. Too bad the British fed doesn't seem to have archives on their site.
     
  12. skatemommy

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    no way is she any kind of skating royalty.
     
  13. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

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    According to this article,
     
  14. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    I sent an email to the paper asking if they could provide more information about her skating career. Will share, of course, if they respond.
     
  15. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    I get a Jack and Karen vibe from all of this.
     
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  16. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    I put this on my facebook page and someone responded that they think it's Valerie Hunt. She skated pairs with Peter Burrows. British Pair Champs in 1961 and 1962.
     
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  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    We should know by now that manleywoman and Sylvia can find the answers to these questions!
     
  19. MacMadame

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    This woman would have been in her early 40s in 1961. She's 86 now so she was born in 1926. Which means we need to look for someone who was skating in the early 1940s.
     
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Anyone can look up results on Wiki as long as there are proper names to look up! ;)

    I see we may be back to the drawing board...
     
  21. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    She's almost the same age as Barbara Ann Scott, so I tried a search with both names to see if they turned up at anything together, but no can do.
     
  22. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    I tried All her names in Google yesterday and didn't find anything except pictures of her. All the articles were about this settlement, nothing prior to that. The pictures included stuff form when she was younger and she did look like models of the time period. Nothing of her in skates though.
     
  23. l'etoile

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    :rofl:
     
  24. steve skater

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    On this page, Valerie Fortune Brown is identified as "a former professional world figure skating champion in 1946."

    So it could be Valerie Moon, the 1946 Women's Figure Ice Skating Open Professional Champion of Great Britain.

    On this page, she is introduced here as: " ... a group of young children on skates being giving an ice skating lesson by Valerie Moon (a gold medalist)"

    Clip of her spinning here in 1948 (when Cecilia College won).

    (Her middle name is now "Fortune?" No wonder why he was attracted to you!)
     
  25. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Wow, good research, Steve Skater! That does kind of look like a younger her in the film.
     
  26. Iceman

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  27. vesperholly

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    I had opined that she could be Valerie Hunt. If so, she would have been 34 when competing in 1961. Possible, but probably unlikely. I found nothing on a Valerie Moon.

    Well done Steve.
     
  28. OldGuy

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    It seems to me she taught in Vancouver in the 50's under the name Valerie Mann or Mant and also for a time in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Her picture is what jogged my memory so I called a few old friends in the Vancouver area and the reaction was, "OMG" and peals of snarkey laughter.
     
  29. joeperryfan

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    We are all pretty sure she is not Amelia Earhart, are we?

    (kudos on your research everyone ;) j/k)
     
  30. skatingfanfun

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    That should be correct. The court document says she married his first husband, an electrical engineer Mr. Mant.

    My question is if she was Valerie Moon because Valerie Moon became Valerie-Barnes, but Ms. brown only married twice. in addition the photo of Valierie Moon does not resemble Ms. brown. She looks more like Cecilia Colledge, the second lady in Steve's last link ,who passed away already.