JoJo Starbuck

JoJo Starbuck

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JoJo Starbuck is an American figure skater and an actress. JoJo Starbuck is a 3-time United States pair skating champion from the year 1970 to 1972 and a 2-time Olympian in the year 1968, 1972 with her partner, Kenneth Shelley.

Early Life

The actress’s full name is Alicia Jo Starbuck. Alicia’s birth date is February 14, 1951, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is an American by nationality. Similarly, her age is 70 years old and her zodiac sign is Aquarius.  There are no more details about her parents, brother, sister, and her childhood. She grew up in Downey, California, and joined Cerritos College, together with Kenneth Shelley. Jojo was 1st paired with Shelley for a show in 1959 when they were just kids. Then they began learning with the coach John Nicks at the Arctic Blades FSC in 1961.

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Caption: JoJo Starbuck when she was young (Source: Alabama Sports Hall of Fame)

Professional Life

At age sixteen, they got certified to take part at the 1968 Winter Olympics in the 1st year of senior competition. Both of them Starbuck and Shelley then joined Downey High School, where they presented off-ice lifts with the cheerleading team, and Long Beach State College. Just like Shelley, Starbuck was also a very good singles skater. When Shelley was on her way to win the national title in singles as well as pairs in 1972, Starbuck quit and got retired from singles competition in the year 1968. The success was then found in Paris. With Shelley became they did 3-time United States pair skating champion between the years 1970–72 and 2-time Olympian in 1968 and 1972. In the 1st Olympics, they completed the thirteenth, in the 2nd fourth.

After being professional, Starbuck was also sometimes present in skating singles in order to resume skate pairs with Shelley. Her partner was John Curry in the “Tango Tango” number from his program “Ice Dancing”. Jojo presented for a limited time with the Ice Capades. From the year 1976 to the year 1983, Starbuck was in a marital relationship with a football quarterback Terry Bradshaw. She was Bradshaw’s 2nd wife. At this time, she also became more popular as the face of Cup of Noodles, introducing millions of Americans for the 1st time to have ramen. Currently, she has affiliated with the Rink at Rockefeller Plaza a position she is having since the 1990s.

More about her career

Apart from her skating career, she also had a small career as an actress. She was portrayed in “New York Stories” in 1989, “The Cutting Edge” in 1992, and the television film “Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice” in 1996. Starbuck is resuming to train and choreograph. She resides in Madison, New Jersey, where she gives lessons at the Essex Skating Club of New Jersey. Jojo now runs Starbuck & Company, a special program’s production team. From staging and directing shows for network TV, to producing private party entertainment and corporate affairs, Starbuck and Company custom tailors ice skating entertainment, promotional, and fundraising programs. From October 1993 to 1995, JoJo performed on the stage and choreographed Skates of Gold, the 1st international figure skating program with a character of entirely Olympic Gold Medalists.

This TV special was publicizing on ABC and NBC. Jojo was also the host and commentator for numerous TV and live skating programs. She has often been asked to be a motivational speaker to share her experiences while pursuing her Olympic and professional career. For over fifteen years, JoJo has brought out the celebrated annual opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Since the year 1988, JoJo has been the Head Pro and spokesperson for The Rink where she resumes to keep on doing the famous JoJo’s Cool Workout Classes. In addition, she has also appreciated the moments she was working with numerous World and Olympic skaters on choreography and currently also organizes skating workshops for young and adult skaters.

JoJo Starbuck

Caption: JoJo Starbuck stage performing with Ken Shelly (Source: Flickr)

Net Worth

The amazing multi-talented artist has an average net worth of around $850,000 dollars. Her primary income source is from her career as an ice skater and as an actress. She has also earned some of her wealth from her collaboration with other companies and other directors Also, there is no detailed information about her assets and her salary.

Relationship Status

The talented personality is currently the wife of Jeffrey J. Gertler. Together they have 2 kids and are Abraham Starbuck Gertler and Noah Starbuck Gertler. The couple is living in Madison, New Jersey, with their sons. Moreover, Starbuck’s sons are attending Vanderbilt University and MIT. Regarding the couple’s past relationships, Starbuck was previously married to Terry Bradshaw who is a popular NFL quarterback. Originally, it was sports that made them close. After meeting in the year 1974, Bradshaw and Starbuck got married in 1976. Their relationship was going well but not for too long. After some time the pair got separated. The artist is also not involved in any of the controversies and rumors.

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Caption: JoJo Starbuck with her husband (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Being an actress and ice skater, she is physically well and has a perfect body shape as well. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and has a body weight of 110 lbs or 49 kg. The actress has a very slim body type with a very beautiful face. Moreover, she has a fair complexion. Starbuck has grey hair with super blonde hair.

Talking about the artist’s presence on the social media platforms, she is quite active there. She has an Instagram account with just 1 K followers and a Twitter account with 400 followers. Also, she has a Facebook page with 4 K followers. However, she is not present anywhere present on any of the social media recently. JoJo even has her own website.