Friday, July 10, 2015


Carol Heiss Jenkins was born in New York City on January 20 1940.  Coached by Pierre Brunet, Carol Heiss Jenkins was a child prodigy who started ice skating at the age of six.  At the age of eleven, she became U.S. Novice Ladies' Champion in 1951.  At the age of twelve, she won the U.S. Junior Ladies title in 1952.  At the age of thirteen, she graduated upwards to the senior level in 1953.  From ages thirteen to sixteen, her elevation to the National Championships resulted in being knocked to second place with Tenley Emma Albright winning the National Championships outright.  But that didn't shake Carol Heiss Jenkins' enthusiasm.  She entered the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy where Tenley Emma Albright continued to defeat Carol Heiss Jenkins down to second place with the Silver Medal while winning the gold medal.  Thinking of the future, Carol Heiss Jenkins continued to compete in Worlds Championships to earn five consecutive world titles while getting an education at New York University.  Winning the Gold Medal at the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California.  Carol Heiss Jenkins got a ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City on March 9, 1960.  After playing opposite Moe, Larry and Curly Joe along with Edson Stroll in the 1961 theatrical motion picture film Snow White and the Three Stooges, Carol Heiss Jenkins married Hayes Alan Jenkins (Who got fourth place in the 1952 Winter Olympic Games and the Gold Medal in the 1956 Olympic Games).  Carol Heiss Jenkins retired from figure skating to live a normal life as a figure skating coach and teacher.  The United States of America had to wait fifty-five years for the chance to see another woman get a ticker tape parade.  That day finally came when the United States of America Women's National Soccer Team got a ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City, New York on July 10, 2015. 

 Carol Heiss Jenkins' ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City, New York on March 9, 1960.

Scenes from the fairy tale film Snow White and the Three Stooges

 What Carol Heiss Jenkins looks like today

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