Frank Gifford Biography
(American Football Player, Actor and TV Sports Commentator)
Birthday: August 16, 1930 (Leo)
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
Frank Gifford was a famous American football player and television sports commentator who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) for 12 years before embarking on a 27-year long career as an announcer and commentator on ABC's ‘Monday Night Football’. He achieved great fame in his playing career as a running back and flanker for the Giants and won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 1956. He had played in five league championship games during his high-profile career as a sportsman and was named to eight Pro Bowls. He developed an interest in the show business during his playing career. Tall, well-built, good-looking and popular, he took acting classes during the offseason and appeared in small roles in some feature films during the 1950s. He also worked as a commercial model and product endorser on television, along with hosting a sports show on local radio stations. His phenomenal streak of success continued long after his playing career ended. After retiring from active sports, he became a broadcaster for CBS, covering football, golf and basketball. He soon established himself as a popular commentator with his wit and charm, and touched even greater heights of fame when he became the announcer on ‘Monday Night Football’. He also made it to the headlines often because of his scandalous personal life.