- Heywood Hale Broun
Heywood Hale Broun (
March 10, 1918– September 5, 2001was an American sportswriter, commentator, and actor. He was born and raised in New York City, the son of writer and film criticRuth Hale and columnist Heywood Broun. He was educated at private schools and Swarthmore College. His surname is pronounced /IPA|bɹun/ (rhymes with “moon”).
In 1940 Broun joined the staff at the New York
tabloid"PM" where he served as a sportswriter. His career was interrupted by World War IIin which he served in the United States Armyfield artillery. When the war ended he returned to the "PM" newspaper and wrote for its successor, The New York Star, which ceased operations in 1949.
Nicknamed "Woodie," he joined
CBS News and Sportsin 1966 where he worked for 20 years as a color commentatoron a wide variety of sporting venues, including Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. He is remembered for his English-languageexpressions, handlebar mustacheand colorful sport coats. In addition, Broun acted in a number of films, such as "For Pete's Sake" and " HouseSitter", and televisionprograms in guest or supporting roles.
Heywood Hale Broun died in
Kingston, New Yorkin 2001.
* "A Studied Madness" (1965)
* "Tumultuous Merriment" (1979)
* "Whose little boy are you? : A memoir of the Broun family" (1983)
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* [http://www.americansportscastersonline.com/brounmemorial.html An obit of Heywood Hale Broun]
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