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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
Howard Cosell
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Commentator
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1971 Bananas
Howard Cosell
 1961 Report to New York (TV Series)
Sportscaster (1961)
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Other Works:

Guest of honor on the ABC special "Testmonial Dinner Salute to Howard Cosell" for the Multiple Scelerosis Society with guests Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Steve Allen, David Steinberg, Burt Reynolds, Alex Karras and Don Meredith which aired May 21, 1973. 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:

On O.J. Simpson's running style, in the 1974 George Romero documentary "Juice on the Loose": "[O.J. has] an uncanny instinct for sensing when to make the move, when to make the cut. He can kill you with a headfake, he can kill you with the swiftness of his legs and the ability to be in a direction at any single second. He also kills you with his variation of speed..." See more »

Trivia:

Was a lawyer before becoming a sports announcer. See more »

Trademark:

Commanding, nasally voice See more »

Nickname:

"Humble" Howard Cosell

Star Sign:

Aries

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