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Born: January 24, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fairmont, West Virginia, USA Profession:

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2.
 Scrooged (1988) Tiny Tim
4.
 Superstar Gymnasts (1997) Host
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10.
 1988 Summer Olympic Games (1988) Gymnastics Analyst
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Inspired by watching Nadia Com¿neci on television, took up gymnastics in hometown of Fairmont, WV
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Moved to Houston, TX to train under Com¿neci's former coaches Béla and Márta Károlyi
1983:
Won American Cup competition; placed 2nd at U.S. Nationals
1984:
Became first American woman to win gymnastics all-around gold medal at Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA; also silver in team competition and horse vault, and bronze in floor exercise and uneven bars
1984:
Named Wheaties cereal's first official spokesperson; also appeared on box cover
1985:
Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
1988:
Made cameo in holiday comedy "Scrooged," starring Bill Murray
1994:
Appeared as herself in "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"
1997:
Inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
2001:
Executive produced and starred in PBS children's program "Flip Flop Shop"
2011:
Played a gymnastics coach on Disney Channel adventure series "Special Agent Oso"
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