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Gifford, (Francis Newton) Frank

(1930–  ) football player, sports broadcaster; born in Santa Monica, Calif. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship, he graduated from the University of Southern California (1952) and became a star running back and pass receiver for the New York Giants (1952–65). Even while an active player, he would do sports broadcasts on radio and television, first on CBS, then ABC. From 1971 on, he became a regular on ABC-TV, doing Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports as well as occasional specials. He wrote or coauthored several books on football. The winner of many awards, he was elected to the National Football Foundation Football Hall of Fame in 1975 and he won an Emmy for outstanding sports personality (1977).
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The recent death of NFL legend Frank Gifford had John Braun thinking back to the summer of 1958, when he was home in Salem after his freshman year at the University of Oregon.
com)-- For consistently offering gestures of chivalry as recounted by his wife Kathie Lee Gifford on NBC's "Today Show," Frank Gifford, star athlete in the 1950s and 1960s for the NFL New York Giants, has been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for June, 2015.
From the gridiron comes an early 1960s Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers game-used and autographed home jersey with photomatch, a late-1950s Frank Gifford New York Giants worn, custom-made sideline jacket, and circa-1966 rookie-era Joe Namath AFL NY Jets game-used road jersey.
His widow Victoria is a daughter of football legend and broadcaster Frank Gifford.
It started with Tuffy Leemans in the 1930s and continued through Frank Gifford in the '50s, Joe Morris in the '80s and Tiki Barber in the 2000s.
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Kathie Lee talked about how she and husband Frank Gifford got through marital tough times: "When Frank and I went through it all, my dear friend the counselor said, 'If you can't forgive your husband, forgive your children's father.
Written by Paul Hornung (one of Lombardi's best players) with the assistance of Billy Reed, "Lombardi And Me: Players, Coaches, And Colleagues Talk About the Man And the Myth" offers Packer fans truly insider stories about one of professional football's enduring men of legend as revealed in anecdotal stories obtained through interviews with Bart Starr, Lary Brown, Fuzzy Thurston, Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Lee Remmel, Willie Davis, George Dixon, Marv Fleming, Bill Cury, Vince Lombardi Jr.
But no matter who ends up in the Monday booth, he (or she) will be a long way from the original ABC trio of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith, put together by another programming genius, Roone Arledge.
Frank Gifford acted as master of ceremonies, and sportscaster Howard Cross also participated.
A few years ago, two buildings on East 86th Street that contained a Ronald McDonald House were sold to Frank Gifford to be turned into Cassidy's Place, the therapeutic nursery named after his daughter.
He was the one who saw that the exceedingly smart but often insufferable Howard Cosell could be an effective television presence, then put together the inspired lineup of Cosell, the wonderful Don Meredith and Frank Gifford.