Alex Karras, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alex Karras

American football player, announcer and actor

Date of Birth: 15-Jul-1935

Place of Birth: Gary, Indiana, United States

Date of Death: 10-Oct-2012

Profession: actor, television presenter, film producer, television actor, film actor, professional wrestler, American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Alex Karras

  • Alexander George Karras (July 15, 1935 – October 10, 2012) was an American football player, professional wrestler, sportscaster, and actor.
  • He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), where he played from 1958 to 1970.
  • As an actor, Karras played Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles.
  • He starred as George Papadopolis, the adoptive father of Webster Long (Emmanuel Lewis), in the ABC sitcom Webster (1983–1989) alongside his wife Susan Clark.
  • Karras also had a prominent role in Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews and James Garner.
  • He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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