Alex Karras

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Alex Karras
  • Birth Name: Alexander George Karras
  • Birth Place: Gary, IN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/15/1935, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 10/10/2012
  • Profession: Football player; actor
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Alex Karras Fast Facts:
  • First round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 1958.
  • Suspended for one year by the NFL in 1963 for betting on football games.
  • Replaced Don Meredith as the color commentator on Monday Night Football in 1974.
  • Breakout film role came as Mongo in Blazing Saddles (1974).
  • Met second wife Susan Clark when they made the TV movie Babe together in 1975.
  • Alex Karras Relationships:
  • George Karras - Father
  • Carolyn - Daughter
  • Renald Karras - Son
  • Joan Jurgensen - Ex-wife
  • Nan Reisen - Sister
  • George Karras - Son
  • Alex Karras Jr. - Son
  • Peter Karras - Son
  • Emmeline Karras - Mother
  • Susan Clark - Wife
  • Katherine - Daughter
  • Louis Karras - Brother
  • Ted Karras - Brother
  • Paul Karras - Brother
  • College:
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1958)

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