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Mel Durslag (1921–2016)

Mel Durslag was born on April 29, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007), ESPN SportsCentury (1999) and Cavalcade of America (1952). He was married to Lorayne Sweet. He died on July 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Millionaire Charlie Weber (1959) ... (story)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (based on an article by - 1 episode)
- A Life to Live By (1956) ... (based on an article by - as Melvin Durslag)
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 2007 Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (TV Movie documentary)
 2000-2003 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- John Wooden (2003) ... Himself
- Al Davis (2003) ... Himself
- Archie Moore (2003) ... Himself
- Pete Rozelle (2001) ... Himself
- Joe Louis (2000) ... Himself
 2002 NFL Films Presents (TV Series documentary)
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Joe Frazier (1971) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (with coauthor, Ed Linn): "The 100,000,000 Dollar Game". New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN-10: 067147054X; ISBN-13: 9780671470548

Alternate Names:

Melvin Durslag

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Former columnist, the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Voting member of the ESPY Awards Academy. Member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

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