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Tony Verna (1933–2015)

Tony Verna was born on November 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Anthony Frederich Verna. He was a director, known for Celebrity Daredevils (1983), Greatest Sports Legends (1972) and The Triple Crown of Racing (1973). He was married to Carol and Joanna Hayes. He died on January 18, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Celebrity Daredevils
Greatest Sports Legends
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - CBS Sports Director


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 1983 Celebrity Daredevils (TV Series)
 1972-1975 Greatest Sports Legends (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Sam Snead (1975)
- Gale Sayers (1975)
- Bart Starr (1975)
- Joe DiMaggio (1975)
- Stan Musial (1973)
 1973 The Triple Crown of Racing (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- The Preakness (1973)
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 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - CBS Sports Director
- Episode #14.78 (1975) ... Himself - CBS Sports Director

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I didn't invent instant replay to improve officiating, or anything like that. I invented it for a better telecast. [in an interview with Pacific Standard magazine in 2013]


Survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Verna; daughters Tracy Soiseth and Jenny Axlerod of Los Angeles; son Eric Verna of Palm Desert; and three grandchildren. See more »

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