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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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 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Ernie
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
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 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1976 Two-Minute Warning
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 1972-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
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- Your Mother Wears Army Boots (1975) ... Howard Cosell
- Big Mouth (1972) ... Howard Cosell
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
 1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #6.14 (1972) ... Guest Performer
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Miles Taylor
- Sunday's Hero (1971) ... Miles Taylor
 1971 Bananas
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Other Works:

Guest of honor on the ABC special "Testmonial Dinner Salute to Howard Cosell" for the Multiple Scelerosis Society with guests Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Steve Allen, David Steinberg, Burt Reynolds, Alex Karras and Don Meredith which aired May 21, 1973. See more »

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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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I'm telling it like it is. See more »


In 1983, during a Monday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, he referred to Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett as a "little monkey." Following two months of intense public pressure, he resigned from the MNF broadcast team. See more »


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


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