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Keith Jackson

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Birthplace: Roopville, Carroll County, Georgia, United States
Death: January 12, 2018 (89)
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, United States
Managed by: Patricia Ann Clark
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About Keith Jackson

Sports Broadcaster. He had fifty-year television sports broadcasting career the covered such sports as football, baseball, boxing and Olympic games. For thirty-years, he called collegiate football games with ABC and will be remembered for coining the phrase "Whoa, Nellie". Additionally, he was a fixture on the TV program "ABC'S Wide World of Sports". Born and raised in Georgia, he became a fan of sports during his youth and following service with the United States Marine Corps, he studied at Washington State University. During this period, he initiated his broadcasting career as he called a football contest between Washington State University and Stanford University (1952). After attaining his degree in Speech and Communications, he worked for a decade at a radio station in Seattle. In 1964, he was hired by the ABC Network and two-years later he called his first college football game. It would not take long for TV audiences to become accustom to Jackson's simple, yet distinguishable style of announcing. In 1965, he joined the team of sports commentators for the TV series "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and remained a regular presence until 1979. Jackson was part of the broadcast team for the first season of "Monday Night Football" (1970). He retired following his announcing of the Rose Bowl in 2006. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46798780" target="_blank C.S.)]

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Keith Jackson's Timeline

1928
October 18, 1928
Roopville, Carroll County, Georgia, United States
2018
January 12, 2018
Age 89
Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, United States