|Martha Pierce and her sister Hilda Thiele|
Martha also contributed generously toward the school's Thiele-Pierce Track and Soccer Field House.
When I wrote Martha's Dash Between for the April 4, 2011, edition of the Medina County Gazette, I shared more about her life as a showgirl in the 1930s and '40s.
|Martha Thiele and Johnny Weismuller|
She met Cecil B. DeMille, the famous movie producer whose credits include The Ten Commandments.
The showgirl also met several Big Band leaders - like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey - and even mobster Al Capone, whom she described as "a little short guy."
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