Howard Cosell Biography (1920-)

Born Howard William Cohen, March 25, 1920, in Winston-Salem, NC; son of Isidore (an accountant) and Nellie Cohen; married Mary Edith Abrams, 1944; children: Jill, Hillary. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Daily News, 220 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 25, 1920
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES; ALL AS HIMSELF
  • Bananas, United Artists, 1971.
  • Sleeper, United Artists, 1973.
  • The World's Greatest Athlete, Buena Vista, 1973.
  • Two Minute Warning, Universal, 1976.
  • Broadway Danny Rose, Orion, 1984.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Host, Sports Focus, ABC, 1957-58.
  • announcer, Prime Time Football, ABC, 1959.
  • announcer, Monday Night Football, ABC, 1970-1983.
  • host, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, ABC, 1975-76.
  • announcer, Monday Night Baseball, ABC, 1977-85.
  • host, SportsBeat, ABC, 1982-86.
  • host, Speaking of Everything, syndicated, 1987-88.
  • Also sports reporter, WABC (New York City), 1961-71; boxing commentator,Wide World of Sports, ABC.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Laugh-In, NBC.
  • Nanny and the Professor, ABC.
  • The Odd Couple, ABC.
  • The Dean Martin Show, NBC.
  • The Flip Wilson Show, NBC.
  • The Sonny and Cher Show, CBS.
  • The Tonight Show, NBC.
  • The Dick Cavett Show, ABC.
  • The David Frost Show, syndicated.
  • The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated.
  • The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • The Connection, ABC, 1973.
  • The 500 Pound Jerk, CBS, 1973.
  • Fighting Back, ABC, 1980.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Fol-de-Rol, ABC, 1972.
  • host, Sinatra--The Main Event, ABC, 1974.
  • The Muhammed Ali Variety Special, ABC, 1975.
  • Celebration: The American Spirit, ABC, 1976.
  • host and commentator, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976-84.
  • The Bob Hope Special, NBC, 1978.
  • Bob Hope's Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's 60th Year, NBC, 1981.
  • The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, NBC, 1984.
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987.
  • RADIO DEBUT--Host of a program on which Little League baseball players met Major League players, ABC, 1953.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Howard Cosell Sports Magazine, Speaking of Sports, Speaking of Everything, and numerous other syndicated sports talk shows and commentary spots.
  • Writings
  • Great Moments in Sport: A Sport Magazine Anthology, McFadden-Bartell, 1964.
  • Cosell, Playboy Press, 1973.
  • Like It Is, Playboy Press, 1974.
  • (with Peter Bonventre) I Never Played the Game, Morrow, 1985.

Further Reference

Sources

  • Contemporary Authors, Vol. 108, Gale, 1983.

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