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Lorraine Eckardt

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMargaret Lorraine•Eckardt (-Kimball)
Used nameLorraine•Eckardt
Born13 September 1914 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
DiedSeptember 1991 in Woodland Hills, California (USA)
NOC United States


Canadian-born Lorraine Eckardt came to the United States as a child but only filed an application for citizenship in 1940. That means that she was actually still a Canadian citizen when she competed in the Olympic art competition. During her musical studies at the University of California, Eckardt had already won prizes for her compositions. As she was only 17-years-old at the time of the 1932 Olympics, one of these might have been her entry. Eckardt became a well-known pianist. Later, she received an Honors Degree in Music at the College of Applied Arts of the U Cal and worked as a musical teacher at the Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, Los Angeles. She was a member of the Dominant Music Club, an institution fostering women in music. In the 1970s, she was still a doctoral candidate at Southern Cal.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA Lorraine Eckardt
Music, Open (Olympic) AC