• Woman who inspired 'The Natural' movie dies

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 18, 2013
    The inspiration namely, the woman who shot a Major Leaguer in her hotel room behind the movie "The Natural" has died. There, the 19-year-old woman shot him in the chest. Last week, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office revealed the identity of the woman who died of natural causes at the age of 83, according to The Associated Press. In both depictions, Roy Hobbs, the fictional version of Waitkus portrayed in the film by Redford, is lured to a hotel room by a woman, played by Hershey, who shoots him. Af...
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    • Woman whose act inspired The Natural dies at 83

      CHICAGO (AP) -- She inspired a novel and a movie starring Robert Redford when in 1949 she lured a major league ballplayer she'd never met into a hotel room with a cryptic note and shot him, nearly killing him.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Touch 'Em All: Fan who shot player, inspired 'The Natural' dies

      Ruth Ann Steinhagen inspired a novel and a movie starring Robert Redford when she lured Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus in 1949 into her Chicago hotel room with a cryptic note and shot him, nearly killing him.
      Source: philly.com

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