- Cosell (born Cohen) was a lawyer who became a sports announcer.
- He became well-known for his interviews with Muhammad Ali and his work on ABC-TV's "Monday Night Football."
- He announced his retirement from boxing commentary in December 1982 due to the beating Randall (Tex) Cobb recieved at the hands of Larry Holmes.
- He died at age 77 of a heart embolism at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, April 13, 1995.
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