Jack Reddish

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJack Nichols•Reddish
Used nameJack•Reddish
Born2 December 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
Died20 October 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
Measurements174 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSun Valley Ski Club, Sun Valley (USA)
NOC United States


Jack Reddish won the Alta Snow Cup in Sun Valley when he was only 14, and was the dominant American alpine skier of the 1940s. Reddish was US downhill and combined champion and won the Harriman Cup in 1948. In 1950 and 1952 he was US slalom and combined champion. Reddish was also an accomplished ski jumper, winning the Intermountain Class C title from 1940-45. When his skiing career ended he went into television and movies, as a director and producer. His movie credits include “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Bullitt,” and “Bonnie and Clyde,” and he was the producer of the 1971 movie, “Le Mans.” Reddish was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1969 and the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Jack Reddish
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 26
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 7
Combined, Men (Olympic) 12
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Jack Reddish
Downhill, Men (Olympic) =14
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) =24
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 17