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Howard Cosell (1918–1995)

When you think of the words honesty, straight from the shoulder, and tell it like it is, you think of one man: Howard Cosell. Howard is best remembered as the greatest sportscaster in the history of sports. His way with words and ability of telling like it was, brought him fame not only in America, but all over the world. Perhaps, no one will ever... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

NFL Monday Night Football
NFL Monday Night Football Himself - Color Commentator / Himself - Color Commentator NBC
(1970-1983)
Battle of the Network Stars
(1976)
Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good Himself
(1988)

Filmography

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 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Ernie
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Ernie
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
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 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Commentator
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Miles Taylor
- Sunday's Hero (1971) ... Miles Taylor
 1971 Bananas
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Other Works:

Hosted a 15-minute television program on Saturdays called "Little League Baseball School" in 1953. On the program on May 16, 1953 his guests were Tommy Henrich and Johnny Mize. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[While announcing an Monday Night Football game] "Films from tonight's game should be taken to schools all across the country as an example of a study in futility." See more »

Trivia:

Was openly against the hiring of ex-athletes for sportscasting roles solely based on their playing fame. He felt that many qualified candidates who never played sports were being unfairly overlooked for these positions. He used the term "jockocracy" to describe this. See more »

Trademark:

Strange accent, exaggeratedly impeccable diction, and snarky demeanor See more »

Nickname:

"Humble" Howard Cosell

Star Sign:

Aries

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