Georgia Frontiere Female Owner of NFL Team Died
Georgia Frontiere, the owner of the NFL professional franchise World Champion St. Louis Rams has died. Georgia Frontiere who died on Friday, January 18, 2008 in Los Angeles was 80 years old. She had been hospitalized for several months as she battled breast cancer.
Frontiere inherited the team when her husband, Carroll Rosenbloom, died in 1979 in a swimming accident. According to the team's official web site she is known as one of the few active female owners of a major professional franchise.
For sixteen years following her husband's demise Ms Frontiere's team remained in Los Angeles. In 1995 The team was moved to St. Louis, Missouri, the hometown of Rosenbloom's widow. It just so happened St. Louis had a brand new state of the art domed stadium and plenty of ready willing and able professional footballs fans to support the new franchise.
Georgia Frontiere is survived by her son, Dale Rosenbloom, and daughter, Lucie Rodriguez, along with six grandchildren as well as her companion of 19 years, Earle Weatherwax
In 1999 the St. Louis Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV winning 23-16 ove the Tennessee Titans at the GEorgia Dome in Atlanta.
In the 2001 season the Rams were NFC champions.
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