Jim McKay (II) (1921–2008)

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Jim McKay was born on September 24, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961), Miracle (2004) and The Verdict Is Yours (1958). He was previously married to Margaret Dempsey. He died on June 7, 2008 in Monkton, Maryland, USA. See full bio »


(age 86) in Monkton, Maryland, USA

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Known For

ABC's Wide World of Sports Self - Host / Self
Miracle Self
The Verdict Is Yours Commentator / Court Reporter


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 2003 Jim McKay: My World in My Words (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 The Thrill of Victory (Video documentary short)
 1992 The Agony of Defeat (Video documentary short)
 1990 New York City Marathon (TV Special)
 1988 1988 Winter Olympics Highlights Video (Video documentary)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Timex (1980)

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8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 6¾" (1.7 m)


Margaret Dempsey  (his death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

Be yourself. A phony gets spotted eventually...And Arthur Godfrey once told me, "You're talking to one camera and one person". So I always talk to my wife, Margaret. See more »


Was a minority owner of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles at the time of his death. See more »

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