Wimbledon champ, Tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dead at 84
Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. Citing Olmedos son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Alejandro Alex Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday. Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager.
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2003: Actress Katharine Hepburn, a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years, dies of cancer at age 96 in Fenwick, Connecticut. She received four Academy Awards for Best Actress -- a record for any performer -- for her performances in "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "The Lion in Winter" and "On Golden Pond." She received a total of 12 Oscar nominations and is also known for her roles in "The Philadelphia Story," "Woman of the Year," "The African Queen," "Bringing Up Baby," "Adam's Rib" and "Long Day's Journey into Night." Hide Caption