Roone Arledge

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge Full Name: Roone Arledge
Nationality: American

Profession: Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Why Famous: President of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the company's rise to competition with the two other main television networks, NBC and CBS. He created many programs still airing today, perhaps none more famous than Monday Night Football.

Born: July 8, 1931
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Died: December 5, 2002 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Married Life

  • 1953-12-27 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York
  • 1975-09-01 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler
  • 1994-05-21 ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

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