Heywood Hale ‘Woody’ Broun

Heywood Hale “Woody” Broun, CBS television commentator and sports correspondent for 19 years, died Sept. 5 at Kingston (N.Y.) Hospital of an undisclosed cause. He was 83.

Besides his sports reports, delivered in a clipped, avuncular style on “The CBS Evening News,” he was a character actor in 14 Broadway plays and some movies, including 1977’s “For Pete’s Sake” and 1954’s “It Should Happen to You.”

Broun became a newspaper baseball writer after returning from service in World War II. He was the son of newspaper columnist Heywood Broun, founder the Newspaper Guild, which since 1941 has sponsored the annual Heywood Broun Award for distinguished journalism.

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