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Football player Frank Gifford played receiver and running back for the New York Giants. He made a second career out of sports broadcasting on TV and radio.
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Player of American football, and sports broadcaster, born on August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California, USA. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship, he graduated from the University of Southern California (1952) and became a star running back and pass receiver for the New York Giants (1952??65).
Even while an active player, he acted as sports broadcaster on radio and television, first on CBS, then ABC. From 1971 he became a regular on ABC-TV, with Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports as well as occasional specials, and wrote or co-authored several books on football. The winner of many awards, he was elected to the National Football Foundation Football Hall of Fame in 1975 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality (1977).
Frank Gifford married popular talk show host and singer Kathie Lee Epstein on October 18, 1986. The couple have two children, son Cody and daughter Cassidy.
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