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Guy Owen

Birthdate: (39)
Death: 1952 (39)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Maribel Vinson
Father of Laurence Rochon "Laurie" Owen and Maribel Yerxa Owen

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About Guy Owen

Guy Owen (August 22, 1913 – April 21, 1952) was a Canadian figure skating champion.

Guy Rochon Owen initially competed in the men's individual figure skating event, winning the1929 Canadian junior men's singles championship. He went on to specialize in the "Fours Event" with great success. For five straight years between 1933 and 1937, Owen and his skating partners Margaret Davis, Prudence Holbrook, and Melville Rogers won the Fours Event at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships plus they also captured the bi-annual North American Figure Skating Championship three successive times in 1933, 1935, and 1937.

In 1938 Guy Owen married Maribel Vinson, the nine-time United States ladies figure skating champion and settled in Berkeley, California. They had two daughters, Maribel Owen (1940–1961) and Laurence Rochon Owen (1944–1961).

Guy and Maribel Owen turned professional, earning a living as performers with ice skating shows such as the International Ice Skate Revue before setting up their own show.

Guy Owen died of a perforated ulcer on April 21, 1952.


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Guy Owen's Timeline

April 25, 1940
Age 27
May 9, 1944
Age 31
Age 39