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Curtis Edward Gowdy
Cowboy The Voice of the Red Sox
31 July 1919, Green River, Wyoming, USA
20 February 2006, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (leukemia)


-   'Geraldine Dawkins' (24 June 1949 - 20 February 2006) (his death); 3 children


-   Curt Gowdy State Park is located in Wyoming.

-   Father-in-law of actress 'Karen Morris Gowdy' (qv).

-   Was the only play-by-play broadcaster to cover American Football League (AFL) games on both ABC & NBC during its 10-year existence.

-   Recipient of the 'Pete Rozelle' (qv) Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1993.

-   Recipient of the Ford Frick Award (presented annually to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball") in 1984.

-   Sportscaster for the New York Yankees (1949-1951) and Boston Red Sox (1951-1966).

-   "Game of the Week" announcer (1967-1976).

-   Gowdy has broadcast 13 World Series and 16 All-Star Games.

-   Recipient of the National Basketball Hall of Fame's John Bunn Award in 1978.

-   Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1990.

-   He is related to 'Joey Paul Gowdy' (qv).

-   Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1985 with mentor 'Mel Allen (I)' (qv) and 'Jack Brickhouse' (qv).

-   Has a daughter and two sons, 5 grandchildren.

-   Member of the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame.

-   Good friend and fishing partner of 'Ted Williams (II)' (qv).

-   First individual sports figure to win a Peabody Award for outstanding Journalism. Won 7 Emmys for sports coverage and 6 Emmys for his TV program _"The American Sportsman" (1965)_ (qv).

-   Enjoys fly-fishing and saltwater fly-fishing.

-   Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005.

-   The Basketball Hall of Fame's 1993 Curt Gowdy Media Award was posthumously awarded to 'Johnny Most' (qv), who replaced Gowdy in 1953 as the Boston Celtics' radio play-by-play man.

-   Inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2004 (one of eight inaugural inductees).

-   Inducted into the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003.

-   Inducted into the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 (one of 10 inaugural inductees).

-   Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

-   Inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1994.

-   Inducted into the Americal Football League Hall of Fame as a contributor.

-   Inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.

-   Inducted into the Jim Thorpe Association's Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

-   Father of 'Curt Gowdy Jr.' (qv).

-   Was a US Army Air Force fighter pilot in World War II.

-   Ranked #4 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).


-   _Monday Night Mayhem (2002) (TV)_ (qv)


-   "TV Guide" (USA), 6 March 2006, Vol. 54, Iss. 10, pg. 10, by: Ileane Rudolph, "Tribute: Curt Gowdy"

-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 21 February 2006, Vol. 129, Iss. 78, pg. B6, by: Adam Bernstein, "Sportscaster Curt Gowdy [Dies]; Was Voice of the Red Sox"

-   "The Diamond" (USA), July 1993, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, pg. 41-44, by: Curt Smith, "Voices of the Game: Curt Gowdy's play-by-play was a simple call"

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  1. "The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame..." (1999) {Bill Buckner for the Red Sox Losing the 1986 World Series}
  2. Namath (2012) (TV)
  3. The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story (2010)
  4. "Prime 9" (2009) {Greatest Baseball Broadcasters (#2.15)}
  5. Ted Williams (2009) (TV)
  6. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Don Shula}
  7. 100 Years of the World Series (2003) (V)
  8. "Circle of Honor" (2002) {Curt Gowdy (#1.1)}
  9. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Bob Knight}
  10. Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History (2001) (V)
  11. Summer Catch (2001)
  12. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Joe Namath}
  13. Frequency (2000)
  14. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Bob Gibson}
  15. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Bud Wilkinson}
  16. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Carl Yastrzemski}
  17. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Casey Stengel}
  18. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Jim Brown}
  19. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Jimmy Piersall}
  20. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Johnny Bench}
  21. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Lou Gehrig}
  22. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Pete Rose}
  23. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Ted Williams}
  24. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {10 Most Influential Figures}
  25. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Great Sports Dynasties of the Century}
  26. BASEketball (1998)
  27. Rebels with a Cause: The Story of the American Football League (1995) (TV)
  28. When It Was a Game 2 (1992) (TV)
  29. "Play by Play: A History of Sports Television" (1991)
  30. Beating the Odds: The 1990 Boston Red Sox (1990) (V)
  31. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  32. "World Series Pre-game Show" (1980)
  33. "The Racers" (1980)
  34. 1978 AFC Championship Game (1979) (TV)
  35. 1979 Rose Bowl (1979) (TV)
  36. Super Bowl XIII (1979) (TV)
  37. "The American Sportsman" (1965) {Alaskan Fishing}
  38. "The American Sportsman" (1965) {Irish Pheasant Hunt}
  39. "The American Sportsman" (1965) {Klamath River Fishing}
  40. "World Series Pre-game Show" (1978)
  41. 1978 Fiesta Bowl (1978) (TV)
  42. 1978 Rose Bowl (1978) (TV)
  43. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  44. 1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV)
  45. 1977 Rose Bowl (1977) (TV)
  46. Super Bowl XI (1977) (TV)
  47. "Saturday Night Live" (1975) {Fran Tarkenton/Leo Sayer, Donnie Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow (#2.13)}
  48. 1975 AFC Championship Game (1976) (TV)
  49. 1976 AFC Championship Game (1976) (TV)
  50. 1976 Rose Bowl (1976) (TV)
  51. "The American Sportsman" (1965) {Trout Fishing in New Zealand}
  52. 1975 MLB All-Star Game (1975) (TV)
  53. 1975 Rose Bowl (1975) (TV)
  54. Super Bowl IX (1975) (TV)
  55. "1975 American League Championship Series" (1975) {Game 1}
  56. "1975 American League Championship Series" (1975) {Game 2}
  57. "1975 American League Championship Series" (1975) {Game 3}
  58. "1975 World Series" (1975) {Game 1}
  59. "1975 World Series" (1975) {Game 3}
  60. "1975 World Series" (1975) {Game 5}
  61. "1975 World Series" (1975) {Game 7}
  62. 1974 AFC Championship Game (1974) (TV)
  63. 1974 MLB All-Star Game (1974) (TV)
  64. 1974 Rose Bowl (1974) (TV)
  65. "1974 American League Championship Series" (1974) {Game 1}
  66. "1974 American League Championship Series" (1974) {Game 2}
  67. "1974 National League Championship Series" (1974) {Game 3}
  68. "1974 National League Championship Series" (1974) {Game 4}
  69. "1974 World Series" (1974) {Game 1}
  70. "1974 World Series" (1974) {Game 3}
  71. "The Way It Was" (1974) {1951 Brooklyn Dodgers-New York Giants National League Playoff}
  72. 1973 AFC Championship Game (1973) (TV)
  73. 1973 MLB All-Star Game (1973) (TV)
  74. 1973 Rose Bowl (1973) (TV)
  75. Super Bowl VII (1973) (TV)
  76. "1973 American League Championship Series" (1973) {Game 3}
  77. "1973 American League Championship Series" (1973) {Game 4}
  78. "1973 American League Championship Series" (1973) {Game 5}
  79. "1973 National League Championship Series" (1973) {Game 1}
  80. "1973 National League Championship Series" (1973) {Game 2}
  81. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 1 (#1.1)}
  82. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 2 (#1.2)}
  83. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 3 (#1.3)}
  84. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 4 (#1.4)}
  85. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 5 (#1.5)}
  86. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 6 (#1.6)}
  87. "1973 World Series" (1973) {Game 7 (#1.7)}
  88. 1971 AFC Championship Game (1972) (TV)
  89. 1972 MLB All-Star Game (1972) (TV)
  90. 1972 Rose Bowl (1972) (TV)
  91. The World of Sport Fishing (1972)
  92. "1972 American League Championship Series" (1972) {Game 1}
  93. "1972 American League Championship Series" (1972) {Game 2}
  94. "1972 National League Championship Series" (1972) {Game 5}
  95. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 1}
  96. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 2}
  97. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 3}
  98. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 4}
  99. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 5}
  100. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 6}
  101. "1972 World Series" (1972) {Game 7}
  102. "Banacek" (1972) {Let's Hear It for a Living Legend (#1.1)}
  103. 1970 AFC Championship Game (1971) (TV)
  104. 1971 MLB All-Star Game (1971) (TV)
  105. 1971 Rose Bowl (1971) (TV)
  106. Super Bowl V (1971) (TV)
  107. "1971 American League Championship Series" (1971) {Game 3}
  108. "1971 National League Championship Series" (1971) {Game 1}
  109. "1971 National League Championship Series" (1971) {Game 2}
  110. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 1 (#1.1)}
  111. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 2 (#1.2)}
  112. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 3 (#1.3)}
  113. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 4 (#1.4)}
  114. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 5 (#1.5)}
  115. "1971 World Series" (1971) {Game 6 (#1.6)}
  116. 1969 AFL Championship Game (1970) (TV)
  117. 1970 MLB All-Star Game (1970) (TV)
  118. 1970 Rose Bowl (1970) (TV)
  119. "1970 American League Championship Series" (1970) {Game 3}
  120. "1970 National League Championship Series" (1970) {Game 1}
  121. "1970 National League Championship Series" (1970) {Game 2}
  122. "1970 World Series" (1970) {Game 1}
  123. "1970 World Series" (1970) {Game 2}
  124. "1970 World Series" (1970) {Game 3}
  125. "1970 World Series" (1970) {Game 4}
  126. "1970 World Series" (1970) {Game 5}
  127. 1969 MLB All-Star Game (1969) (TV)
  128. 1969 Rose Bowl (1969) (TV)
  129. Super Bowl III (1969) (TV)
  130. "1969 American League Championship Series" (1969) {Game 1}
  131. "1969 National League Championship Series" (1969) {Game 2}
  132. "1969 National League Championship Series" (1969) {Game 3}
  133. "1969 World Series" (1969) {Game 1}
  134. "1969 World Series" (1969) {Game 2}
  135. "1969 World Series" (1969) {Game 3}
  136. "1969 World Series" (1969) {Game 4}
  137. "1969 World Series" (1969) {Game 5}
  138. "The American Sportsman" (1965) {(1969-03-09)}
  139. "10th Winter Olympic Games" (1968)
  140. 1968 AFL Championship Game (1968) (TV)
  141. 1968 MLB All-Star Game (1968) (TV)
  142. 1968 Rose Bowl (1968) (TV)
  143. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 1}
  144. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 2}
  145. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 3}
  146. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 4}
  147. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 5}
  148. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 6}
  149. "1968 World Series" (1968) {Game 7}
  150. 1966 AFL Championship Game (1967) (TV)
  151. 1967 AFL Championship Game (1967) (TV)
  152. 1967 MLB All-Star Game (1967) (TV)
  153. AFL-NFL World Championship Game (1967) (TV)
  154. "Game of the Week" (1966)
  155. 1966 MLB All-Star Game (1966) (TV)
  156. 1966 Orange Bowl (1966) (TV)
  157. "1966 World Series" (1966) {Game 1}
  158. "1966 World Series" (1966) {Game 2}
  159. "1966 World Series" (1966) {Game 3}
  160. "1966 World Series" (1966) {Game 4}
  161. 1965 AFL Championship Game (1965) (TV)
  162. 1965 Orange Bowl (1965) (TV)
  163. 1963 AFL Championship Game (1964) (TV)
  164. 1964 AFL Championship Game (1964) (TV)
  165. 1964 Liberty Bowl (1964) (TV)
  166. 1964 Orange Bowl (1964) (TV)
  167. "1964 World Series" (1964) {Game 1}
  168. "1964 World Series" (1964) {Game 2}
  169. "1964 World Series" (1964) {Game 6}
  170. "1964 World Series" (1964) {Game 7}
  171. 1963 Orange Bowl (1963) (TV)
  172. 1962 AFL Championship Game (1962) (TV)
  173. 1962 Orange Bowl (1962) (TV)
  174. 1961 Army-Navy Game (1961) (TV)
  175. 1960 Army-Navy Game (1960) (TV)
  176. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 1}
  177. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 2}
  178. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 3}
  179. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 4}
  180. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 5}
  181. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 6}
  182. "1958 World Series" (1958) {Game 7}

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  1. "The American Sportsman" (1965)