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1924 swimming Olympian who became the first woman to conquer the English Channel two years later.
She was born in New York City, one of five children of Henry and Anna Ederle, German immigrants who ran a butcher shop in Manhattan.
How did Gertrude Ederle die?
Gertrude Ederle's death was caused by natural causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||98 years|
|Birthday||October 23, 1905|
|Death date||November 30, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
The doctors told me my hearing would get worse if I continued swimming, but I loved the water so much, I just couldn’t stop.Gertrude Ederle
God has been good to me.Gertrude Ederle
I was happiest between the waves.Gertrude Ederle
Of course one can’t eat in a civilized fashion while touring in theatres. But I still manage to get my three meals a day. I find that is sufficient for training.Gertrude Ederle
Don’t weep for me; don’t write any sob stories.Gertrude Ederle