Keith R. Wegeman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Keith R. Wegeman

ski jumper

Date of Birth: 28-Aug-1929

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Date of Death: 22-Aug-1974

Profession: ski jumper

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Keith R. Wegeman

  • Keith Richard Wegeman (August 28, 1929 – August 22, 1974) was an American ski jumper who competed in the early 1950s.
  • He tied for 12th place in the individual large hill competition at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. A native of Colorado, Wegeman was on the national championships ski team at the University of Denver.
  • After college he became a ski instructor for the US Army Mountain and Cold Weather Training Company.
  • In the early 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and hosted the television series Ski Tips.
  • At the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, he served as a technical advisor.Wegeman was posthumously inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1989.
  • His older brother, Alvin, competed as a nordic combined skier at Oslo and was inducted into the same Hall of Fame in 1998.Wegeman had a daughter, Katherine Kelly Lang, known for her portrayal of Brooke Logan Forrester on the American soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.
  • He also provided the human figure (although not the voice) of the Jolly Green Giant in early commercials.

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