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Mildred Burke was one of the most recognized and admired figures in women’s sports in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Starting as a young and determined teenage girl from the Midwest, against all odds Mildred rose to become the World Championship Women’s Wrestler. Her life story is filled with constant hardships, wild characters and a triumph worthy of the Rocky films. JEFF LEEN, Assistant Managing Editor for the Washington Post’s investigations unit drops by Inquiry to talk about his gritty biography THE QUEEN OF THE RING: SEX, MUSCLES, DIAMONDS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND.