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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Bananas Howard Cosell
(1971)
Run to Daylight Producer
(1964)
(1971)
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 »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On O.J. Simpson's running style, in the 1974 George Romero documentary "Juice on the Loose": "[O.J. has] an uncanny instinct for sensing when to make the move, when to make the cut. He can kill you with a headfake, he can kill you with the swiftness of his legs and the ability to be in a direction at any single second. He also kills you with his variation of speed..." See more »

Trivia:

On Dec. 8, 1980 at 11:30 pm while broadcasting a game between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots on NFL Monday Night Football (1970), he was the first person to publicly announce the death of John Lennon. This was long before there was the Internet and 24-hour news channels. Concidentally, Lennon had appeared in the broadcast booth on NFL Monday Night Football (1970) exactly five years ... See more »

Trademark:

Commanding, nasally voice See more »

Nickname:

"Humble" Howard Cosell

Star Sign:

Aries

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