Jill Kinmont Boothe

Jill Kinmont Boothe was a U.S.-champion skier when she graced the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in 1955. The issue was still on newsstands when she crashed during a race, breaking her neck, which paralyzed her. Boothe, who died Feb. 9 at 75, became a role model for her tenacious pursuit of altered dreams. She learned to use her neck and shoulder muscles to write and paint, studied German and English at UCLA and was a teacher for three decades. She was the subject of the 1975 film The Other Side of the Mountain. "To get mad ... doesn't get you anywhere,"...

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