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Cliff Gray

Full name: Clifford Barton "Cliff" Gray
Nickname(s): Tippy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Born: January 29, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 9, 1969 in Spring Valley, San Diego County, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Cliff Gray was vacationing in St. Moritz in 1928 when he was selected for the bobsled team. But Gray later went on to win a second gold medal in 1932, joining Billy Fiske as the only American sledders to win two golds. Clifford Gray also served as an alternate to the 1936 bobsled team, although he did not compete. After studying at Lake Forest Academy, Gray attended Cornell University, as did several other 1928 bobsledders. The remainder of his life is shrouded in mystery. There was some evidence that he was a professional songwriter and playwright of British origin, as noted originally in an article in Yankee Magazine, and later in Wallechinsky, but this is now considered incorrect. It appears he was born in Chicago, to English parents, of some wealth. He lived for a time at the Friar's Club in New York, the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York, and later in Hollywood, indicating he had some connection to the entertainment industry. In fact, he worked in musical comedy and summer stock in Chicago, and he did some vaudeville. His World War I draft registration card located him in Columbus, Ohio, and listed his occupation as an actor, or possibly an author. He died in a small town in San Diego county in California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 36 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five United States-2 USA 1 Gold
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1932 Winter 40 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 36 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1928 Winter 36 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1928 Winter 36 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2