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Golfer Marion Miley, 1941

Posted on September 29, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Pioneer golfer Marion Miley, 1941. In an era before women’s professional golf, the Lexington resident won almost every important women’s amateur championship except the national title, which eluded her in some close tournaments. Miley and her mother were brutally murdered during a robbery at Lexington Country club 75 years ago this week — a crime that sent three men to the electric chair. Miley’s life and tragic death are explored in a new Kentucky Educational Television documentary film, “Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story”. KET will begin airing the documentary today. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Pioneer golfer Marion Miley in 1941. In an era before women’s professional golf, the Lexington resident won almost every important women’s amateur championship except the national title, which eluded her in some close tournaments. Miley and her mother were brutally murdered 75 years ago this week during a robbery at Lexington Country club — a crime that sent three men to the electric chair. Miley’s life and tragic death are explored in a new Kentucky Educational Television documentary film, “Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story.” KET will begin airing the documentary Thursday. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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