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George Halas


Referred to as “Mr. Everything” and “Papa Bear,” he’s best appreciated as the creator and long-time owner and trainer from the Chicago Bears, whom he helped catch eight NFL Championships from 1921 to 1963. He was also among the co-founders from the NFL in 1922. In 1915, he was thinking about boarding the doomed riverboat SS Eastland, but he was past due as well as the tardiness finished up conserving his lifestyle as the dispatch capsized. During his playing times, while he was also owner and trainer from the Bears, he performed both wide recipient and protective end. His little girl Virginia Halas McCaskey became bulk owner from the Bears after him and her kid Michael McCaskey was group president for pretty much 2 decades before Virginia terminated him in 1999. Among the features of his playing profession happened in 1923 when he stripped the ball from the fantastic Jim Thorpe and came back it 98 back yards for the touchdown. The 98-lawn return stood being a group record for pretty much 50 years.

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Full Name George Halas
Date Of Birth February 2, 1895
Died October 31, 1983, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.83 m
Weight 83 kg
Profession Football Player
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nationality American
Spouse Minnie Bushing
Children Virginia Halas McCaskey, George Halas, Jr.
Siblings Frank Halas, Lillian E. Halas Lauterback
Awards NFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 352-354. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
2 Longtime coach and owner of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1963 (charter member).



Blue Hawaii 1961 Extra (uncredited)



Super Bowl XIII 1979 TV Movie Himself - Ceremonial Coin Tosser
The NFL on CBS 1960-1966 TV Series Himself - Chicago Bears Head Coach
1963 NFL Championship Game 1963 TV Special Himself - Chicago Bears Head Coach
Pro Football 1934 Short Himself (uncredited)

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30 for 30 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
A Football Life 2014 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

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