Georgia Frontiere, St. Louis Rams Owner, Dies

January 18, 2008

St. Louis Rams owner Georgia Frontiere has died. She was 80 years old. See photos and a biography of Georgia here.

Frontiere had been in the hospital for months with breast cancer, according to the Rams’ website.

Georgia Frontiere Biography

As a biography, Georgia Frontiere was born on November 21, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri. When Georgia was just 15 years old, her parents divorced and upset by the news, she ended up eloping with her boyfriend, a US Army soldier. He later died in World War II. She attended Pepperdine University and decided that she wanted to go into the entertainment field. She would move to L.A. and then later to Miami, where she worked several different jobs – a dancer, weather forecaster, and a singer, just to name a few.

In 1957, she was introduced to Carroll Rosenbloom, an NFL owner and millionaire. It was John F. Kennedy’s father, Joseph, who introduced her to Rosenbloom, whom she married in 1966. When Rosenbloom died in 1979, Georgia inherited the Los Angeles Rams. She moved the team to St. Louis in 1995. The Rams would win the Super Bowl in 2000.

Frontiere married Dominic Frontiere, but divorced him in 1988 after his release from prison. He served time for tax charges related to him selling 2500 tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl.

Frontiere was no stranger to giving. She created the St. Louis Rams Foundation in 1997, and the foundation has given more than $5 million to local St. Louis charities. She has also donated $1 million to the Fulfillment Fund, an organization that helps students who are in need pay for college.

Frontiere is survived by her two children, six grandchildren, and her boyfriend of 19 years, Earle Weatherwax.

More photos of Georgia Frontiere are below.

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