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Harry Carpenter
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    (October 17, 1925-March 20, 2010)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Sports columnist for The Daily Mail (1954-62)
    Boxing commentator for the BBC (1962-94)
    Also covered golf, greyhound racing, Wimbledon tennis and the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
    Appointed officer of the Order of the British Empire (1991)
    Named to the Royal Television Society Hall of Fame (2000)
    He dropped out of school to work at a greyhound track.
    He boxed in the Navy but admitted he was 'never much good at it.'
    He acted more like a cheerleader than a commentator in covering British boxer Frank Bruno's title fight with Mike Tyson.
    He was married to Phyllis Barbara Matthews for 60 years until his death.
    He served as a telegrapher on destroyers with the Royal Navy during World War II.
    He was named International Sportscaster of the Year by the American Sportscasters' Association (1989).
    The Daily Telegraph said that he 'had the priceless ability to make even the dullest of sports appear interesting.'

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