Heywood Hale Broun

Heywood Hale Broun ( /ˈbruːn/; March 10, 1918 – September 5, 2001) was an American an author, sportswriter, commentator and actor. He was born and raised in New York City, the son of writer and activist Ruth Hale and columnist Heywood Broun. He was educated at private schools and Swarthmore College. In 1940, Broun joined the staff at the New York tabloid PM where he served as a sportswriter. His career was interrupted by World War II in which he served in the United States Army field artillery. When the war ended he returned to the PM newspaper and wrote for its successor, the New York Star, which ceased operations in 1949. Broun died in Kingston, New York, in 2001. Nicknamed "Woodie", he joined CBS News and Sports in 1966 where he worked for 20 years as a color commentator on a wide variety of sporting venues, including Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. He is remembered for his English-language expressions, handlebar mustache and colorful sport coats. A selection of his Saturday night sports feature stories were compiled in the ESPN Classic series Woodie's World; 36 episodes were released between 2002 and 2005.


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