Nebraska Authors

Margo Rogers Kurtz

Born 1915-09-25

Died 2019-02-05
Toluca Lake, CA (USA)

Margo, who grew up in Omaha, married the Olympic Medalist (diving) and famed World War II aviator Frank Kurtz (September 9, 1911 – October 31, 1996). Her book is a memoir of the couple during World War II. Their daughter is the actress Swoosie Kurtz, who was named after the B-17 Frank cobbled together out of spare parts in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Memoirs; World War II Era


Recognized by the Secretary of the Treasury for completing six war bond tours (World War II).


In 1969 she visited some 24 countries on behalf of the campaign to bring the 1984 Olympics to Los Angeles.


My Rival, the Sky. 1945.

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