Roone Arledge

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  • Birth Name: Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
  • Birth Place: Forest Hills, New York, United States
  • Died: December 5, 2002
  • Profession: TV executive, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Early in his career, in the 1950s, he produced a Shari Lewis puppet show for NBC.
  • Selected as the third most influential sports figure of the past 40 years (behind Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan) in a 1994 Sports Illustrated poll.
  • Named to Life magazine's 1990 list of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century.
  • Created Wide World of Sports, Nightline and Monday Night Football.
  • An avid golfer, he belonged to some of the world's top clubs, including St. Andrews, Winged Foot, Shinnecock and Castle Pines.
  • Columbia University's Roone Arledge Auditorium is named in his honor.
  • Posthumously received a Disney Legend Award in 2007 for having "a more profound impact on the development of television news and sports programming and presentation than any other individual."

Awards

  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Winner
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Programs: Winner
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Programs: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Edited Sports Series: Winner
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Winner
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Nominee
  • 1984, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Live Sports Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Live Sports Series: Winner
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class: Nominee
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Nominee
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Edited Sports Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Roone Pinckney Arledge III — Son
  • Gigi Arledge — Wife
  • Gertrude Arledge — Mother
  • Patricia Lu Arledge — Daughter
  • Roone Pinckney Arledge — Father
  • Susan Lee Arledge — Daughter
  • Ann Fowler — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Ann Arledge — Daughter
  • Joan Heise — Ex-wife

College

  • Columbia College, New York, New York, United States (BA, 1952)

Details

  • Birth Name: Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
  • Birth Place: Forest Hills, New York, United States
  • Died: December 5, 2002
  • Profession: TV executive, Producer

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