Howard Cosell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Howard Cosell

American sportscaster

Date of Birth: 25-Mar-1918

Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Date of Death: 23-Apr-1995

Profession: lawyer, military personnel, journalist, radio personality, sports commentator, sports journalist, presenter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Howard Cosell

  • Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist and author, who was prominent and influential on radio, television and print media from the early 1960s into the mid 1980s.
  • He was also an actor who played minor roles in several TV programs and movies.
  • Cosell was widely known for his blustery, confident personality.
  • Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff.
  • There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's effect on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was unabashed adulation, [and] offered a brassy counterpoint that was first ridiculed, then copied until it became the dominant note of sports broadcasting."In 1993, TV Guide named Howard Cosell The All-Time Best Sportscaster in its issue celebrating 40 years of television.In 1996, Howard Cosell was ranked #47 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

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