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Rigby, Cathy (1952–)

Rigby, Cathy (1952–)

American gymnast. Born Dec 12, 1952, in Long Beach, CA; m. Tommy Mason, Jan 1973; m. Tom McCoy (producer).

Earned highest US scores in gymnastics at Mexico City Olympics (1968); at World championships, was the 1st American woman to win a medal (silver for balance beam) in international competition (1970); won World Cup (1971); holds 12 international medals, 8 of them gold; made theatrical debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1981); returned to Broadway with Peter Pan (1998), earning a Tony nomination; toured with Annie Get Your Gun (1999) and Peter Pan.

See also Linda Jacobs Cathy Rigby: On the Beam (EMC, 1975); and Women in World History.

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