OBIT: Jill Kinmont Boothe, 75, paralyzed ski champ, subject of book, 2 films
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At age 18, the L.A. native was the national women's slalom champion and on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She was trying to make the U.S. Olympic team in 1955 when she crashed and broke her neck. She was paralyzed below her shoulders and would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.