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Crystal Scarborough; Swimming Teacher for Celebrities

October 03, 1995

Crystal Scarborough, 90, who taught celebrities and their children to swim. She came to Los Angeles in the early 1940s to train under Olympic coach Fred Cady and succeeded him as swim teacher at the Ambassador Hotel. She opened her own swim school in West Los Angeles in 1950 and ran it for 31 years. Her celebrity clients included Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Jane Fonda and Anthony Quinn. She also was a frequent guest on television shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "You Asked for It," "What's My Line?" and "To Tell the Truth." On Sept. 15 in Los Angeles.

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