Bernard Mammes

Bernard Mammes was an American cyclist. Born in Manhattan, Mammes moved with his family to Rockaway Park, Queens around 1920. His father owned an ice cream parlor, where Mammes worked as a youth. Taking place during the depression, many thought the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, was going to be an economic failure. Even so, after a few film stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford volunteered to entertain, 37 countries sent over 1300 athletes to the games. They were a huge success. This was the first time an Olympic Village would be built for the games, and competitors such as Babe Didrikson, Eddie Tolan and Luigi Beccali made ... more on Wikipedia

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