Dick Buek

Dick Buek
1929 - 1957
Dick Buek  American Skiing

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American Skier Dick Buek was born Richard Buek on 5th November, 1929 in Soda Springs, Tahoe, CA and passed away on 3rd Nov 1957 Donner Lake, California aged 27. He is most remembered for National Downhill Champion in 1952 and a member of the 1952 Olympic Team. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Dick Buek is a member of the following lists: People from California, Sportspeople from California and 1929 births.


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First Name Dick
Last Name Buek
Full Name at Birth Richard Buek
Alternative Name Mad Dog of Donner Summit
Age 27 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th November, 1929
Birthplace Soda Springs, Tahoe, CA
Died 3rd November, 1957
Place of Death Donner Lake, California
Cause of Death Plane Crash
Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Build Athletic
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Downhill ski racer and later a Daredevil Stunt Pilot.
Occupation Skiing
Claim to Fame National Downhill Champion in 1952 and a member of the 1952 Olympic Team

Richard (Mad Dog) Buek (November 5, 1929 – November 3, 1957) was an American downhill ski racer and later a daredevil stunt pilot. A fiancĂ© of champion snow skier Jill Kinmont, whose tragic life story was made into the inspirational hit Hollywood motion picture The Other Side of the Mountain (1975), Dick died in a plane crash at the age of 27.

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