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Jim McKay (II) (1921–2008)

Jim McKay was born on September 24, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as James Kenneth McManus. He was a writer and actor, known for Jim McKay: My World in My Words (2003), 19th Summer Olympic Games (1968) and Miracle (2004). He was married to Margaret Dempsey. He died on June 7, 2008 in Monkton, Maryland, USA. See full bio »


(age 86) in Monkton, Maryland, USA

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2003 Jim McKay: My World in My Words (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 The Thrill of Victory (Video documentary short)
 1992 The Agony of Defeat (Video documentary short)
 1990 New York City Marathon (TV Movie)
 1988 1988 Winter Olympics Highlights Video (Video documentary)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Timex (1980)

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8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 6¾" (1.7 m)

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[during a telecast the day following the tragic events in the 1972 Olympic games to the Israeli athletes, in which he reveals whether or not they were safe] "They're all gone." See more »


Was a newspaper reporter before making the switch to television. He was the first on-air broadcaster seen in Baltimore. See more »

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