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Bud Greenspan
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Filmmaker
    (September 18, 1926-December 25, 2010)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Jonah Joseph Greenspan
    Producer/director known for his sports documentaries
    Films/TV specials include 'Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin' (1968), 'The Glory of Their Times' (1971), 'The Olympiad' (1976), 'Time Capsule: The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics' (1982), '16 Days of Glory/Los Angeles' (1984), 'Time Capsule: The 1936 Berlin Olympics' (1986), 'The Golden Age of Sport' (1988), '16 Days of Glory/Calgary' (1988), '16 Days of Glory/Seoul' (1988), 'Mark Spitz Returns to Munich' (1992), '16 Days of Glory/Barcelona' (1992), '16 Days of Glory/Lillehammer' (1994), 'America's Greatest Olympians' (1996), '100 Years of Olympic Glory' (1996), 'Atlanta's Olympic Glory' (1996), 'Nagano '98' (1998), 'Sydney 2000: Gold from Down Under' (2000), 'Bud Greenspan Presents Michelle Kwan' (2002), 'Salt Lake 2002: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory' (2002), 'The 1972 Munich Olympic Games: Bud Greenspan Remembers' (2002), 'Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory' (2004), 'The First Miracle: The 1960 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team' (2006) and 'Beijing 2008: America's Olympic Glory' (2009)
    Won eight Emmys and a Peabody Award
    Inducted as a 'special contributor' into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame (2004)
    He usually sported one of two outfits: safari jacket over a polo shirt (Summer Olympics) or beige sports coat over a turtleneck (Winter Olympics).
    He was big on mixing sappy human interest stories in with the sports.
    He said Olympics coverage should be 'two weeks of fluff.'
    He made a promotional film to help Beijing land the Olympics that ignored China's record of human rights abuses.
    He served with Army intelligence during World War II.
    He overcame a lisp to become a successful radio sportscaster.
    The Washington Post called '16 Days of Glory/Los Angeles' 'the single-most inspiring sports film ever created.'
    He often found compelling stories among the lesser-known athletes, commenting 'Sometimes the essence of the Olympic Games can be found in people who don’t stand on the victory podium.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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