Bill Flemming

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Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 20, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 20, 2007 (80)

About

Famous for hosting ABC Sports' popular Wide World of Sports program, this American journalist and announcer also worked for NBC's Today Show and served as President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

Before Fame

After graduating from the speech program at the University of Michigan, he began his broadcasting career at Detroit's WWJ-TV NBC affiliate.

Trivia

During his years as the principal announcer for Wide World of Sports, he covered the United States Open, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, and various Olympic events.

Family Life

He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He and his wife, Barbara Forster, later settled in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with their two children.

Associated With

In 1972, he interviewed the famous chess player Bobby Fischer.