Olympic Champion Bob Mathias Dies
Bob Mathias, who won two Olympic gold decathalon medals, has died at his home at the age of 75. Mathias was also an actor and served four terms in the House of Representatives. He was having treatment for cancer earlier this year but the cause of death wasn't announced.
The handsome, blue-eyed Mathias was the first Olympic decathlon winner to cash in on his fame. He tried acting for a time, making movies with Victor Mature and Jayne Mansfield, playing himself in "The Bob Mathias Story" in 1954 and starring in the 1959-60 television series, "The Troubleshooters."