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Curt Gowdy

Curt GowdyBorn: 31-Jul-1919
Birthplace: Green River, WY
Died: 20-Feb-2006
Location of death: Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sports Journalist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Voice of the Red Sox

Military service: US Army Air Corps (medical discharge 1943)

Prominent American sportscaster, his career began in 1944 broadcasting on KFBC in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was the radio voice of the New York Yankees (1949-51) and the Boston Red Sox (1951-66). After radio he worked for all three major television networks, covering football, baseball, basketball, and the Olympics. Notable among these were 13 World Series, 16 MLB All-Star games, 12 Rose Bowls, and the infamous "Heidi" game. For ten years he was host of baseball's Game of the Week on NBC, and for fifteen years host and producer of the American Sportsman on ABC, for which he won six Emmys. He was awarded a Peabody in 1970, the first sportscaster to receive that honor. Other awards include the Ford C. Frick Award (Baseball Hall of Fame, 1984) and the Pete Rozelle Award (Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1993). Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne is named for him.

Wife: Jere Dawkins (m. 1949, until his death, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Charyl Anne
Son: Curt Gowdy, Jr.
Son: Trevor

    High School: Cheyenne High School
    University: University of Wyoming (1942)

    Bush-Quayle '92
    Ducks Unlimited
    Peabody 1970
    Emmy 1992 Lifetime Achievement
    Pete Rozelle Award 1993
    Ford C. Frick Award 1984

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Summer Catch (22-Aug-2001) · Himself
    BASEketball (28-Jul-1998) · World Series Announcer [VOICE]
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (2-Dec-1988) · Baseball Announcer
    Heaven Can Wait (28-Jun-1978)


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