Rams Owner Georgia Frontiere Dies

Former entertainer moved team to her native St. Louis in 1995
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2008 12:25 AM CST
In this Jan. 17, 1995, file photo, taken in St. Louis, then Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere appears to wipe away a tear during a news conference announcing the Rams will be moving to St. Louis....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Georgia Frontiere, loved in St. Louis, hated in Los Angeles for moving the Rams east in 1995, died Friday at age 80, reports the Los Angeles Times. Ironically, Frontiere died at in LA, where she had been treated for breast cancer for several months. Frontiere inherited the Rams from her sixth husband, Carroll Rosenbloom, who drowned at age 72 in 1979.

Frontiere moved the Los Angeles Rams to Anaheim in 1980 before the subsequent move to St. Louis five years later. The team under her control went to the Super Bowl three times, winning as "The Greatest Show on Turf" after the 1999 season. The Rams will not change ownership with her passing, as her son and daughter own 60% and billionaire Stan Kroenke owns 40%.