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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)
Bananas
Bananas Himself
(1971)
Battle of the Network Stars
(1976)

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
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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 »

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 5 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:

In a December 1976 Playboy interview with OJ Simpson - He's got the most spontaneous reflexes of anyone I've ever seen, he has an uncanny ability to lead his blockers and find that extra inch that will allow him to knife through... 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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