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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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 1988 Johnny Be Good
Howard Cosell
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Ernie
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
Howard Cosell
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie)
Howard Cosell
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Howard Cosell
- Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker (1977) ... Howard Cosell
 1976 Two-Minute Warning
Howard Cosell
 1972-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Howard Cosell
- Your Mother Wears Army Boots (1975) ... Howard Cosell
- Big Mouth (1972) ... Howard Cosell
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
Howard Cosell
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie)
Howard Cosell
 1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Howard Cosell
- Whatever Happened to Moby Dick? (1971) ... Howard Cosell
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Miles Taylor
- Sunday's Hero (1971) ... Miles Taylor
 1971 Bananas
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Hosted a 15-minute television program on Saturdays called "Little League Baseball School" in 1953. On the program on May 16, 1953 his guests were Tommy Henrich and Johnny Mize. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Mary Edith Abrams  (her death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

[While announcing an Monday Night Football game] "Films from tonight's game should be taken to schools all across the country as an example of a study in futility." See more »


He was a frequent target of mockery by Mad Magazine. See more »


Strange accent, exaggeratedly impeccable diction, and snarky demeanor See more »


"Humble" Howard Cosell

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