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Ira Berkow

Ira Berkow was born on January 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998), Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993) and Champions of American Sport (1983). See full bio »

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 1995 Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Uncivil War/Rodman/The American Singapore (1995) ... (segment "The Uncivil War")
 1983 Champions of American Sport (TV Movie documentary)
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 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (principal consultant)
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 2014 Play a Round with Me (Documentary short)
 2009-2011 Prime 9 (TV Series)
- Hitting Duos (2011) ... Himself
- Centerfielders (2009) ... Himself
- Home Runs (2009) ... Himself
- Characters (2009) ... Himself
 2010 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary)
 2003 The Tim McCarver Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
 2000-2003 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Oscar Robertson (2003) ... Himself
- Ball Four (2002) ... Himself
- 1982 (2002) ... Himself
- Isiah Thomas (2001) ... Himself
- Hank Greenberg (2001) ... Himself
 2003 Legendary Nights (TV Series documentary)
- The Tale of Tyson vs. Douglas (2003) ... Himself
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary)
Himself - interviewee
 1993 Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

(book) "The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie". Chicago, IL: Triumph Books, 2009. ISBN-10 1600781047; ISBN-13: 978-1600781049 See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

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Shared 2001 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his article "The Minority Quarterback" in the New York Times series "How Race Is Lived in America."

He was also a Pulitzer finalist in 1988 "For thoughtful commentary on the sports scene.". See more »

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