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Heywood Broun

Biography

American journalist and founder from the American Paper Guild. He fell away from Harvard to start out writing baseball tales in the sports activities section of the brand new York Morning hours Telegraph. He was friends using the Marx Brothers and was an integral part of the Algonquin Circular Desk — a famous group of NEW YORK authors, critics, and stars who met each day for lunchtime from 1919 to 1929 with Harpo Marx. He previously a son along with his initial wife, article writer and feminist Ruth Hale. He was an associate of the famous Algonquin Circular Desk with Dorothy Parker.

Quick Facts


Full Name Heywood Broun
Date Of Birth December 7, 1888
Died December 18, 1939, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Profession Journalist
Education Harvard University
Nationality American
Spouse Ruth Hale
Children Heywood Hale Broun
Parents Heywood C. Broun, Henrietta Marie Brose
Movies Housesitter, The Ten-Year Lunch, For Pete's Sake, Black Like Me
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Broun's mother, Ruth Hale, was an ardent early feminist and also considered America's first female movie critic.
2Longtime sports commentator, especially with CBS Sports and News where he was noted for his eloquent speaking manner, his trademark handlebar moustache, and the colorful and garish sport coats which he wore while reporting.a handlebar mustache and known for his colorful sport coats.
3Son of the U.S. journalist Heywoood Broun (1888 - 1939).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HouseSitter1992Travis
For Pete's Sake1974Judge Hiller
Some Kind of a Nut1969Heywood Hale Broun
The Defenders1963-1965TV SeriesCharles Kane / Dr. Lillis
The Patty Duke Show1963-1964TV SeriesMr. Fleming / Mr. Mickel
The Doctors and the Nurses1964TV SeriesHentley
Black Like Me1964
Car 54, Where Are You?1961-1963TV SeriesJulius / Thompson - Pet Store Customer / Health Commissioner Herbert Willoughby / ...
The United States Steel Hour1954-1962TV SeriesJoe Pilver / Bartender / Duffy / ...
'Way Out1961TV SeriesMr. Petard
Our American Heritage1961TV Series
Summer in New York1960TV Movie
The DuPont Show of the Month1960TV SeriesPostmaster
The Ballad of Louie the Louse1959TV Movie
The Phil Silvers Show1955-1957TV SeriesAsst. Manager / Major Spangler, MD / Parker
Robert Montgomery Presents1952-1957TV Series
The Jackie Gleason Show1954-1957TV SeriesGarcon / Walter Jenson / Neighbor Taylor
Producers' Showcase1956TV SeriesSheriff
Kraft Theatre1954-1955TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1954TV SeriesDeskman
The Fifty-First Dragon1954ShortNarrator (as Heywood Broun)
Jamie1954TV SeriesViolin Teacher
It Should Happen to You1954Sour Man in Central Park (uncredited)
Mister Peepers1953TV SeriesFabian / Realty Agent
Tales of Tomorrow1953TV Series
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1951TV Series
Lights Out1951TV SeriesMan #1
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1950TV Series
Danger1950TV Series
The Clock1950TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fifty-First Dragon1954Short original story - as Heywood Broun

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodie's World2003TV SeriesHimself
Television in America: An Autobiography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker1994TV Short documentaryCommentator
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
American Masters1987TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
CBS News Sunday Morning1979-1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Sportscaster
The Triple Crown of Racing1973TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Man on the Moon: The Epic Journey of Apollo XI1969TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Reporter
The Odd Couple1968Himself - Sports Writer (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ted Williams2009TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports PersonalityFor various CBS Sports programs.
1969EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement within Regularly Scheduled NewsCBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962)


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#Quote
1The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
2Sports do not build character. They reveal it.


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