Widely regarded - to use the term that means I don't have to bother finding links, because everyone knows it's true - as the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.

Wikipedia puts her birth year at 1911, and notes that her husband, a wrestler, was known as "The Cryin' Greek from Cripple Creek." Which beats "The Leakin' Geek from Cripple Creek," I suppose, but not by much.