Jim McKay

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Birthday
24, 1921
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
DEATH DATE
Jun 7, 2008 (86)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1921
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
DEATH DATE
Jun 7, 2008 (86)

About

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster of ABC's Wide World of Sports. He also won a Peabody Award and a Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for his work.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Trivia

He covered such major sporting events as the British Open, the Indianapolis 500, and the Kentucky Derby.

Family Life

He married Margaret Dempsey in 1948.

Associated With

Walter Cronkite praised him for his coverage of the 1972 Summer Olympics massacre in Munich.