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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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Known For

Bananas
Bananas Howard Cosell
(1971)
Nanny and the Professor
(1971)
Run to Daylight
Run to Daylight Producer
(1964)
Two-Minute Warning
Two-Minute Warning Howard Cosell
(1976)

Filmography

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 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Ernie
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Ernie
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
Howard Cosell
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Commentator
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1976 Two-Minute Warning
Howard Cosell
 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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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 | 6 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm telling it like it is. See more »

Trivia:

He co-wrote with Peter Bonventre a book called "I Never Played The Game" in which he coined the word "jockocracy" to describe how athletes were given announcing jobs that they had not earned. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

"Humble" Howard Cosell

Star Sign:

Aries

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