Red Barber

Announcer, Film actor

1908 – 1992

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Who was Red Barber?

Walter Lanier "Red" Barber was an American sports commentator.

Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball, calling play-by-play across four decades with the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Yankees. Like his fellow sports pioneer Mel Allen, Barber also gained a niche calling college and professional football in his primary market of New York City.

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Born
Feb 17, 1908
Columbus
Also known as
  • Walter Lanier Barber
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Florida
Lived in
  • Columbus
Died
Oct 22, 1992
Tallahassee

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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