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The McKim sisters (Musa & Josephine)

Josephine Eveline McKim

From: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Josephine Eveline McKim (later Chalmers) (January 4, 1910 December 10, 1992) was a champion American swimmer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and 1932 Summer Olympics.

In the 1928 Olympics she won the bronze medal in the 400 m freestyle event. She also swam in the first heat of 4x100 m freestyle relay event, but was replaced by Eleanor Garatti in the final. Americans won the gold medal.

Four years later she won the gold medal in the 4x100 m freestyle relay event and was fourth in the 100 m freestyle event.

She was also notable for her role as the body double for Maureen O'Sullivan in a deleted nude underwater scene from the movie Tarzan and His Mate (1934), which has since been restored to home video releases. She also had a bit part in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as a mermaid, one of Dr. Pretorius' "minaturized" people.

She was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania and died in Woodstock, New York.

For more information on Josephine Musa, please visit the following sites:

Musa McKim

Musa McKim was born in 1908 in Oil City, Pa.  She was the wife of painter Philip Guston and a poet and painter in her own right.

For more information on Musa McKim, please visit the following sites:

http://cutehall.blogspot.com/2006/12/musa-mckim-painter-and-poet.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/02/obituaries/musa-mckim-guston-a-poet-and-painter-83.html

http://www.geoffreyyoung.com/thefigures/alone.html

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