Marjorie Parker Smith (c. 1917 – January 17, 2009) was an American champion in dance and skating competitions during the latter part of the 1930s.
Nearly fifty years later, she again gained championship status in running the 300-yard and the 600-yard dashes.
Parker Smith was a member of the first official United States Ice Dancing Championship team and an inductee in the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2009. She also was on the Board of Directors of the Society of Old Brooklynites where she was a life member. Parker Smith devoted many hours of volunteer service to NYC-based WABC Radio's 'Call For Action' program.
She died at age of 92 on January 17, 2009 at her home in Brooklyn, New York. Survived by five children and three grandchildren.
Parker Smith will be inducted into United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame January 23, 2009 in the “Golden” category at the United States Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland.
National titles in singles, pairs, dance & foursEdit
- 1936 First place—U.S. National Dance Champion
- 1939 Dance Fours (Skating Club of New York)
- National Novice Single
- National Senior Pair
Master Track & Field - World RecordsEdit
- 1984 600 yard dash (2.23.5 minutes)
- 1985 300 yard dash (71.50 seconds)