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 Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice

Birth
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Jul 1954 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 93, Oakwood Plot, Lot 244
Memorial ID 868 · View Source
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Sportswriter. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he was journalist known for his elegant prose and classic poetry sports writing. After graduating from Vanderbilt University Tennessee, he took newspaper jobs at the Atlanta Journal and Cleveland News, before a sportswriter. During the 1920s, writing was published in newspapers around the country and broadcast on the radio. Covering all sporting events, by the 1930s, he became known as the "Dean of American Sports Writers". He also published "Songs of the Salwart", a book of his sports poetry. He died of a stroke at age 73 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grantland Rice (1 Nov 1880–13 Jul 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 868, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .