Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1948
SpouseGreg Jenkins
FactHas survived breast cancer.

Peggy Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies’ Singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968). Fleming has been described as “America’s first lady of skating” and “the face of American skating”.

Fleming was born in San Jose, California, the only child of Al and Doris Fleming. Her father had been a nationally ranked tennis player and her mother was a housewife. Fleming began skating at the age of nine when her father took her to the San Jose Civic Auditorium to see an exhibition by two-time Olympic pairs champions Barbara Ann Scott and Dick Button.

At the age of thirteen, Fleming won the novice title at the 1961 U.S. Championships. She then moved up to the junior level and won the U.S. Junior title in 1963. In 1964, she placed fourth at the World Junior Championships.

Fleming made her senior debut at the 1965 U.S. Championships, where she placed sixth. The following year, she won her first national title and also became the first American woman to land a triple loop in competition. She went on to win the World Championship in 1966 and 1968.

In 1968, Fleming won the Olympic gold medal in Grenoble, France, becoming the first American woman to do so since Carol Heiss in 1960. Her victory was considered a “come-from-behind” win as she was fourth after the compulsory figures portion of the event and third going into the free skate.

After her Olympic triumph, Fleming turned professional and toured with Ice Capades for several years. She also made numerous television appearances, including guest spots on The Carol Burnett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1969, she starred in her own television special, Peggy Fleming Skates to a Gold Medal.

In 1986, Fleming was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. She made a full recovery and has since been an outspoken advocate for early detection and treatment of the disease.

In 2006, Fleming was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. She currently works as a commentator for NBC Sports’ figure skating coverage.

Fleming has been married to physician Greg Jenkins since 1970. They have two children: a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Kelly.

Fleming’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NamePeggy Fleming
Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1948
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActor, Figure skater
EducationColorado College


SpouseGreg Jenkins
ChildrenAndy Jenkins, Todd Jenkins
ParentsAlbert Eugene Fleming, Doris Elizabeth Fleming


AwardsAssociated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year
MoviesBlades of Glory, Skating Through Time: Vol. 1, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 2

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1The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.


1Hostess of an infomercial for the Hunter "Argenus" air sterilizer. [2008]
2Was coached by Carlo Fassi.
3Parents are father Al Fleming (who died in 1965 of a heart attack) and mother Doris Fleming (who died in 1992 of cancer).
4Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member).
5Lives in Los Gatos, California, with her husband, Greg Jenkins, and their 2 sons (Andy Jenkins and Todd Jenkins).
6Has two grandsons, one is named Miles.
7Is a commentator for ABC
8Hallmark made a snowglobe with a figurine of her in it
91966-1968 World champ.
10She won the bronze at the 1965 Worlds
11She finished 6th at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria
121964-1968 U.S. National champ.
135-time U.S. National champ.
14She is the 2nd of 4 girls
15Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1968
16Her sons were born in 1977 and 1988.
17Has survived breast cancer.
18Won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating in 1968.



Blades of Glory2007Federation Judge
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesPeggy Fleming
Nutcracker on Ice1995TV MovieSugar Plum Fairy
Strawberry Ice1982TV Movie
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesLaura Henderson
Broadway on Showtime1980TV Series


The Perry Como Christmas Show1974TV Special performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"


Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular2013TV MovieHerself
Caesar's Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice2011TV MovieHerself
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice2011TV MovieHerself - Host
Skate for the Heart2010TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular2010TV MovieHerself
Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular2009TV MovieHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2008TV SeriesHerself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Skaters' Tribute to Broadway1998TV MovieHerself
Ice Stories1995TV SpecialHerself - Host
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHerself
The 1995 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1995TV MovieHerself
Skates of Gold1994TV SpecialHerself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHerself (as Peggy Fleming Jenkins)
Christmas on Ice1990TV SpecialHerself - Hostess
Newhart1990TV SeriesHerself
The 1986 Goodwill Games1986TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Commentator
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares1985TV SpecialThe old woman rejuvenated by magic - Special Guest
Olympic Gala1984TV Special documentaryHerself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1982TV SeriesHerself
The Osmond Family Christmas Special1980TV MovieHerself
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Winter Olympics '80: The World Comes to America1980TV Special
Sesame Street1978TV SeriesHerself
Peggy Fleming with Holiday on Ice at Madison Square Garden1976TV MovieHimself - Host
The Perry Como Christmas Show1974TV SpecialHerself
Peggy Fleming Visits the Soviet Union1973TV MovieHerself
To Europe with Love1972TV MovieHerself - Host
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Peggy Fleming at Sun Valley1971TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1971TV SeriesHerself - Ice Skater / Herself
What's My Line?1970TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Peggy Fleming at Madison Square Garden1969TV MovieHerself - Host
The Joe Namath Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
Here's Peggy Fleming1968TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Dick Cavett Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
10th Winter Olympic Games1968TV Mini-SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1966TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Torch Relay

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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