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Harry Caray

Biography

Longtime Chicago Cubs football broadcaster, became well-known for telling ‘Holy cow!’ He performed semi professional football in his youthful times. He spent period announcing for the Light Sox, Athletics, and Cardinals as well as the Cubs. He wedded Dorothy Kanz on November 24, 1937, after that remarried Marian Binkin in 1952, and from then on, he wedded Dolores ‘Dutchie’ Goldmann on, may 19, 1975. He announced video games offering Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa for over ten years.

Quick Facts


Full Name Harry Caray
Date Of Birth March 1, 1914
Died February 18, 1998, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Place Of Birth St. Louis, MO
Profession Sportscaster
Education University of Missouri
Nationality American
Spouse Dolores Goldmann, Marian Binkin, Dorothy Kanz
Children Skip Caray, Michelle McFadden, Elizabeth Caray, Patricia Eddy, Christopher Caray
Parents Christopher Carabina, Daisy Capuran
Movies Red River, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Angel and the Badman, Trader Horn, Straight Shooting, The Shepherd of the Hills, Duel in the Sun, The Vanishing Legion, The Spoilers, The Prisoner of Shark Island, Beyond Tomorrow, So Dear to My Heart, The Last Outlaw, Man of the Forest, The Last of the Mohicans, The Devil Horse, Powdersmoke Range, Desperate Trails, The Musketeers of Pig Alley, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, The Law West of Tombstone, The Thundering Herd, The Trail of '98, Without Honor, Human Stuff, Souls at Sea, An Unseen Enemy, Danger Patrol, Bucking Broadway, They Knew What They Wanted, Overland Red, Parachute Battalion, China's Little Devils, The Committee on Credentials, Roaring Rails, Burn 'Em Up O'Connor, Sky Giant, Racing Lady, Air Force, A Knight of the Range, Satan Town, Bill Sharkey's Last Game, The Sorrowful Shore, McVeagh of the South Seas, The Master Cracksman, The Night Hawk, Love's Lariat, Burning Bridges, Just Jim, For the Love of a Girl, Marked Men
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#Fact
1Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1989.
2Portrayed by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live.
3Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 96-98. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
4While he was awarded the Ford Frick Award by the Hall of Fame, he (and all other recipients) is not considered a member of the Hall.
5Harry Caray was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
6Father of Skip Caray, Grandfather of Chip Caray
7Interred at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, in section 42w, block 22.
8Was orphaned at the age of 10.
9Was a major-league baseball broadcaster for 53 years; 25 with the St. Louis Cardinals, one with the Oakland Athletics, 11 with the Chicago White Sox and 16 with the Chicago Cubs.
10Suffered a stroke in 1987.
11Suffered two broken legs after being run over by a taxi in 1968.
12Collapsed at a Rancho Mirage, California, nightclub after a Valentine's Day dinner with his wife. After spending four days in a coma, Caray succumbed shortly after being removed from life-support.
13Led the crowds at Cubs games in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." (Started the tradition at Comiskey Park with the White Sox in the 1970's.)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986TV Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undercover Boss2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows2006Video dedication: this disc's for you

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (Memoriam)
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
Uncle Buck1990TV SeriesHimself
1968 World Series1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1967 World Series1967TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Announcer
1964 World Series1964TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer / Trophy Presentation

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Cubs Broadcaster
Baseball2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Trademark
1Caray continued the tradition with Cubs fans after switching teams in 1982
2Wore huge black-rimmed glasses with thick blue lenses in his later years. Me Out To the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.


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