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Maureen Connolly


1934 Born September 17 in San Diego, California
1949 Travels East to launch tennis career
1951 Graduates from Cathedral High School
1954 Tennis career ends after truck strikes her leg while she was riding horseback
1955 Marries Norman Brinker
1966 Diagnosed with cancer
1968 Co-founds Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation with friend Nancy Jeffett
1969 Dies of cancer at age 34 in Dallas, Texas

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