Monday Night Football sportscaster who developed a famous on-air friendship with boxer Muhammad Ali.
He graduated from NYU with an English degree and later went back for law school.
He was quoted saying 'Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. I have been called all of these. Of course, I am.'
He married Mary Edith Abrams in 1944; the couple had two daughters together.
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.