Thursday, February 10, 2011


eywood Hale BrounBiography

TV career

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 seriesWoodie's World; 36 episodes were released between 2002 and 2005. Woodie's World was re-released in 2009 on (ESPN Classic), obscure footage of Woodie on the road with Dempsey Hovland's Barnstrom female Basketball Team that played and won against men often on NBA courts(1949–1977) is included in the feature stories. The team was of personal interest to Broun who also reported on the team on CBS nightly news segmants.

Film career

Broun acted in a number of films such as:
  • The Odd Couple
  • For Pete's Sake
  • HouseSitter
As well as television programs in guest or supporting roles.
Heywood Hale Broun died in Kingston, New York in 2001.


  • A Studied Madness(1965)
  • Tumultuous Merriment(1979)
  • Whose little boy are you? : A memoir of the Broun family(1983)

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