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Myron Cope


Broadcast commentator for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 35 years. He was referred to as the tone of voice from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped produce the Terrible Towel. He worked well like a journalist for the Pennsylvania newspapers The Daily Occasions. He was the 1st football commentator to become inducted in to the Sports activities Hall of Popularity. He was wedded to Mildred Lindberg for 29 years and experienced three kids. He protected many games where Terry Bradshaw performed.

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Full Name Myron Cope
Date Of Birth January 23, 1929
Died February 27, 2008, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, PA
Profession Sportscaster
Education University of Pittsburgh
Nationality American
Children Daniel Cope
Movies Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Popular Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers broadcaster(1970-2004) who invented the Terrible Towel and helped popularize the phrase "Immaculate Reception" to describe one of the best plays in team history.
2Survived by his daughter Elizabeth and his son Danny. A second daughter, Martha Ann, is deceased.
3Lived all but seven months of his life in Pittsburgh, the short period in 1951 when he took his first job after graduating from Pitt at the Erie Times, where an editor changed his byline to Cope.
4In 1963, he won the E.P. Dutton Prize for "Best Magazine Sportswriting in the Nation" for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay.
5At its 50th anniversary, Sports Illustrated cited his profile of Howard Cosell as one of its 50 all-time classic articles.
6He left Sports Illustrated due to the demands of his burgeoning radio career, and in no small part due to health insurance concerns as they related to his son, Danny.
7He served for many years on the board of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Autism Society of America.
8The Terrible Towel, long since a worldwide symbol of Steelers passion and often the Steelers artifact with which he is most identified, is now a trademark that benefits the Allegheny Valley School., an institution for the profoundly mentally and physically disabled where his son was enrolled.
9In 1987, on the occasion of the Hearst Corporation's 100th anniversary, he was named as a noted literary achiever.
10Awarded the American Institute for Public Service's Jefferson Award in January 1999.
11Broadcast five Super Bowls. He became the first pro football announcer elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame.
12Writer by trade.
13Pittsburgh Steelers announcer (1970-2004).
14Pro Football Hall of Fame announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 35 years. Invented the "Terrible Towel" fans waved at games. Wrote for Sports Illustrated and the Saturday Evening Post before entering broadcasting.



Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde2007VideoMyron Cope



A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
NFL Game of the Week2004TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Broadcaster
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself

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A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself

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1Short stature
2Excitable commentary coupled with a crackly Pittsburgh accent
3Unique voice

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