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Roone Arledge

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Birthday: Jul 8, 1931

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Early in his career, in the 1950s, he produced a Shari Lewis puppet show for NBC. Selected as the third most influential sports figure of the past 40 years (behind Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan) in a 1994 Sports Illustrated poll. Named to Life magazine's 1990 list of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century. Created Wide World of Sports, Nightline and Monday Night Football. An avid golfer, he belonged to some of the world's top clubs, including St. Andrews, Winged Foot, Shinnecock and Castle Pines. Columbia University's Roone Arledge Auditorium is named in his honor. Posthumously received a Disney Legend Award in 2007 for having "a more profound impact on the development of television news and sports programming and presentation than any other individual."

Filmography

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Himself 1975
No Score Yet Monday Night Football
2019
Executive Producer

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