Obituary of Roone Arledge

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Roone Arledge

Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr. (born July 8, 1931 in Queens, New York) was a TV producer, broadcaster, and sportscaster who was best known for being the president of the American Broadcasting Company's "ABC Sports" from 1968 until 1986 and their news outlet from 1977 until 1998. He also created "Wide World of Sports" and "The American Sportsman" for ABC. Roone died on December 5, 2002 and his death was because of prostate cancer. He died at age 71.

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Roone Arledge Biography Wiki:

    • Net Worth: $8.5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Sky Blue (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Roone's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
    • Father: Roone Pinckney Arledge Sr. (1895-1981)
    • Mother: Gertrude Agnes Stritmater (1908-1995)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Joan Heise (married 1953-divorced 1971)
      • Ann Fowler (married 1975-divorced 1985)
      • Gigi Shaw (married 1994-2002, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Roone Pinckney Arledge II
    • Daughter(s):
      • Elizabeth Ann Arledge
      • Susan Lee Arledge
      • Patricia Lu Arledge

Death Notice:

  • Date: December 05 2002 at age 71
  • Place: New York City, New York, United States
  • Cause of Death: Prostate cancer
  • Interment: Buried at Southampton Cemetery in Southampton, New York

Category Tags:

TV ProducerBroadcaster Sportscaster American Born on July 8th Born in 1931 Born in New York Died in 2002 Died at age 71 Died from Prostate cancer

Roone's Notable Roles:

  • ABC

Quotable Quotes:

"Roone Arledge was an incredible man and one of the most important players in college football. He passed away at the ripe age of 78, but his legacy will live on forever. (V)"

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