Howard Cosell

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Birthday
25, 1918
Birthplace
Winston-Salem, NC
Death Date
Apr 23, 1995 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1918
Birthplace
Winston-Salem, NC
Death Date
Apr 23, 1995 (77)

About

Monday Night Football sportscaster who developed a famous on-air friendship with boxer Muhammad Ali.

Before Fame

He graduated from NYU with an English degree and later went back for law school.

Trivia

He was quoted saying 'Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. I have been called all of these. Of course, I am.'

Family Life

He married Mary Edith Abrams in 1944; the couple had two daughters together.

Associated With

His most famous broadcasting moment occurred during a boxing match between Joe Frazier and George Foreman where he said "Down goes Frazier" repeatedly at the end.