Ann Curtis

1926 - 2012

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Ann Cuneo (March 6, 1926 – June 26, 2012) was an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic champion. Ann Elisabeth Curtis was born in San Francisco, California, and began swimming at the age of 9 under the teaching of nuns while she and her sister spent two years at the Ursuline Convent boarding school in Santa Rosa. Eventually, she began training under Charlie Sava as a member of the San Francisco Crystal Plunge swimming club. In 1944, at age 18, she became the first woman, as well as the first swimmer, to receive the coveted James E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ann Curtis has received more than 48,535 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Ann Curtis is the 10th most popular swimmer (up from 18th in 2019), the 4,858th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,762nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Ann Curtis ranks 10 out of 392Before her are Michael Phelps, Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, and Don Schollander. After her are Roland Matthes, Rie Mastenbroek, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Erich Rademacher, Kornelia Ender, and Ian Thorpe.

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Among people born in 1926, Ann Curtis ranks 244Before her are Héctor Vilches, Aurèle Nicolet, Kees Rijvers, Shinichi Hoshi, Lino Aldani, and Rafael Lesmes. After her are Allan Sandage, Estanislao Esteban Karlic, Betsy Palmer, Rodolfo Pini, Fred Gwynne, and Efraín Sánchez. Among people deceased in 2012, Ann Curtis ranks 210Before her are Dara Singh, Jiří Raška, Simin Daneshvar, Claude Miller, Lupe Ontiveros, and Rafael Lesmes. After her are Levon Helm, Zakaria Mohieddin, Juan Francisco Lombardo, Hector Bianciotti, William Windom, and Sergey Kapitsa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ann Curtis ranks 4,858 out of 15,968Before her are Jeanne Crain (1925), Dusty Hill (1949), Sargent Shriver (1915), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Fred Thompson (1942), and Steve Zahn (1967). After her are Joan Blondell (1906), Merle Haggard (1937), Francis Scott Key (1779), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Connie Willis (1945), and Jim Croce (1943).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Ann Curtis ranks 6Before her are Mark Spitz (1950), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Michael Phelps (1985), Gertrude Ederle (1905), and Don Schollander (1946). After her are Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Charles Daniels (1885), George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).