Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gertrude "Gussie" Moran

Gertrude Moran was born and grew up in Santa Monica. Her family lived in a Queen Anne-style home, circa 1891 at 1323 Ocean Avenue. The house was designated a local historical landmark in the 1980s. Gussie began playing tennis at the age of 11 and was a member of the Santa Monica High School Girls' Team. in the 1940s. Ms. Moran was notable in the tennis world for being a style-setter with her tennis garb at the championship tournament in 1949 at Wimbledon. Ms. Moran died on January 16, 2013 at the age of 89 in Los Angeles, California/