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 Walter “Red” Smith

Walter “Red” Smith

Birth
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 15 Jan 1982 (aged 76)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 4067 · View Source
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Journalist. Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and graduated from Notre Dame in 1927. He went to work for the Milwaukee "Sentinel" as a general assignment reporter. The next year he went to work for the St. Louis "Star", with his first sports assignment being a night football game. Later he worked for the Philadelphia "Record", where he formed a close friendship with Grantland Rice. In 1945 he moved to the New York "Herald-Tribune" and was the most widely syndicated sports columnist by 1954. In 1971 he joined the New York "Times" and in 1976 won the Pulitzer Prize.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4067
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter “Red” Smith (25 Sep 1905–15 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4067, citing Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .