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Bill Vukovich

AKA William Vukovich, Sr.

Born: 13-Dec-1918
Birthplace: Alameda, CA
Died: 30-May-1955
Location of death: Indianapolis, IN
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Auto Racing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner, 1953 and 1954 Indianapolis 500

Father: John Vukovich (carpenter, d. 13-Dec-1932 suicide)
Mother: Mildred
Brother: Eli
Wife: Esther Schmidt (m. 1941, until his death, one son)
Son: Bill Vukovich II (auto racer, b. 29-Mar-1944)

    High School: (dropped out)

    Indianapolis 500 Winner 1953
    Indianapolis 500 Winner 1954
    National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1990
    International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991



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