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Marble, Alicelocked

(28 September 1913–13 December 1990)
  • Nancy Spencer

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Marble, Alice (28 September 1913–13 December 1990), amateur and professional tennis player, was born in Beckwith, California, the fourth of five children born to Harry and Jessie Marble. Harry worked as a high-climbing lumberjack in the Sierra Nevada until 1919, when the family moved to San Francisco. Soon after he contracted pneumonia and died. Since there was no insurance, Alice’s mother and older brother Dan had to go to work....

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