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Don Cherry

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry

Full Name: Donald Stewart Cherry
Profession: Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator


Why Famous: Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television and a retired professional hockey player and NHL coach. Co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment (with Ron MacLean) on the long-running Canadian sports program "Hockey Night in Canada".

Nicknamed Grapes, he is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism.

Born: February 5, 1934
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 87 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

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