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GEORGE ZAHARIAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/29/1951 - HFSID 255181

GEORGE ZAHARIAS Writing his wife's manager Fred Corcoran telling him she will be playing in the Walter Winchell Open Typed Letter Signed: "George". 1 page 8½x11.Tampa, Florida,1951 January 29. On letterhead of the Tampa Golf & Country club to Mr.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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GEORGE ZAHARIAS
Writing his wife's manager Fred Corcoran telling him she will be playing in the Walter Winchell Open
Typed Letter Signed: "George". 1 page 8½x11.Tampa, Florida,1951 January 29. On letterhead of the Tampa Golf & Country club to Mr. Fred Corcoran, Miami Beach, Florida. In Full: "Dear Fred, Received your letter about the Walter Winchell Open, I talked with Babe and she will play in it, she also challenges him to a contest of the manner you spoke of. Best regards to all, and Babe will be there on time." George Zaharias (1908-1984), born Thomas Vetoyanis, was a professional wrestler called "the Crying Greek from Cripple Creek," usually cast as the ring villain. In 1938 he met Babe Didrickson, track and field gold medalist at the 1932 Olympics. They met at a celebrity golf tournament. They married later that year, and George managed Babe's golf career thereafter, also caring for her during her long battle with cancer. Football Hall of Famer Alex Karras portrayed George Zaharias in the TV movie Babe (1975). Fred Corcoran (1905-1977) was an American agent, sports promoter, golf administrator and enthusiast. He managed the career of Babe Zaharias, entering her into the 1954 Los Angeles Open as the first women to play in a PGA tour event. Corcoran founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. In 1975 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, one of the first honorees to not have had a career in competitive golf. Lightly creased. Top left corner has more significant crease. Normal mailing folds. Sharply toned on verso, not visible from front. Otherwise, fine condition.

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