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Date of Birth 31 July 1919Green River, Wyoming, USA
Date of Death 20 February 2006Palm Beach, Florida, USA  (leukemia)
Birth NameCurtis Edward Gowdy
Nicknames Cowboy
The Voice of the Red Sox

Mini Bio (1)

Curt Gowdy was born on July 31, 1919 in Green River, Wyoming, USA as Curtis Edward Gowdy. He was an actor and producer, known for 1971 AFC Championship Game (1972), Summer Catch (2001) and 1972 Rose Bowl (1972). He was married to Geraldine Dawkins. He died on February 20, 2006 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Spouse (1)

Geraldine Dawkins (24 June 1949 - 20 February 2006) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (30)

Curt Gowdy State Park is located in Wyoming [Exit 10d in Cheyenne, drive west 15 miles and look for signs].
Father-in-law of actress Karen Morris Gowdy.
Was the only play-by-play broadcaster to cover American Football League (AFL) games on both ABC & NBC during its 10-year existence.
Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1993.
Recipient of the Ford Frick Award (presented annually to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball") in 1984.
Sportscaster for the New York Yankees (1949-1951) and Boston Red Sox (1951-1966).
"Game of the Week" announcer (1967-1976).
Gowdy has broadcast 13 World Series and 16 All-Star Games.
Recipient of the National Basketball Hall of Fame's John Bunn Award in 1978.
Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1990.
He is related to Joey Paul Gowdy.
Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1985 with mentor Mel Allen and Jack Brickhouse.
Has a daughter and two sons, 5 grandchildren.
Inducted into the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame in 2003.
Good friend and fishing partner of Ted Williams.
First individual sports figure to win a Peabody Award for outstanding Journalism. Won 7 Emmys for sports coverage and 6 Emmys for his TV program The American Sportsman (1965).
Enjoys fly-fishing and saltwater fly-fishing.
Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005.
The Basketball Hall of Fame's 1993 Curt Gowdy Media Award was posthumously awarded to Johnny Most, who replaced Gowdy in 1953 as the Boston Celtics' radio play-by-play man.
Inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2004 (one of eight inaugural inductees).
Inducted into the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Inducted into the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 (one of 10 inaugural inductees).
Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1994.
Inducted into the Americal Football League Hall of Fame as a contributor.
Inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.
Inducted into the Jim Thorpe Association's Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
Father of Curt Gowdy Jr..
Was a US Army Air Force fighter pilot in World War II.
Ranked #4 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).

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