Howard Cosell
Date of Birth
Mar 25, 1920
Birth Place:
Winston-Salem, NC


Howard Cosell was not an actor, but rather a lawyer-turned-sportscaster who became one of the great characters of the 1970s and 1980s. His loud, nasally commentary on sporting events, particularly football, often bordered on the obnoxious, making him the sportscaster Americans loved to hate. He translated his popularity to the big screen, often parodying his public persona in cameo appearances. A...