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Birth Name: Howard Cosell
Born: 03/25/1918
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 04/23/1995

Pioneer in sports journalism on radio and television who gave up a law career to enter broadcasting in 1953 with ABC Radio. Cosell became a media figure as the irascible commentator with his distinctive emphatic speech pattern on "Monday Night Football" for 14 years (1970-84) and "Monday Night Baseball" and televised fights for a total of forty years. He has guested as himself in sitcoms, series and in several made-for-TV movies and also played himself in three Woody Allen movies, "Bananas" (1971), "Sleeper" (1973) and "Broadway Danny Rose" (1984) among others. During the Vietnam War Cosell won a measure of notoriety by championing Muhammad Ali's right to become a conscientious objector. Cos... Continue Bio >>

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