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Also Known As: Terry Paxton Bradshaw Died:
Born: September 2, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Profession: sports commentator, football analyst, talk show host, football player

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Widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the National Football League, Terry Bradshaw went on to enjoy a prolific career as a commentator, actor, singer, commercial pitchman and motivational speaker. Picked first in the 1970 NFL draft, Bradshaw struggled to find his footing throughout his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once he did, he proved to be a tenacious competitor and natural leader, helping win the Steelers four Super Bowl championships in the process. Bradshaw flirted with acting early on, and his boyish, homespun charm made him a natural for action-comedy efforts like the Burt Reynolds movies "Hooper" (1978) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981). With his record-setting NFL career behind him, the future hall of famer began his long-running second career as a sports broadcaster in 1984; first on "The NFL Today" (CBS, 1975- ) and then with "Fox NFL Sunday" (1994- ). A published author and motivational speaker, his books included It's Only a Game and Looking Deep. Continuing to act on occasion, later film credits included an appearance on the popular sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06) and in the romantic-comedy "Failure to Launch" (2006)....

Widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the National Football League, Terry Bradshaw went on to enjoy a prolific career as a commentator, actor, singer, commercial pitchman and motivational speaker. Picked first in the 1970 NFL draft, Bradshaw struggled to find his footing throughout his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once he did, he proved to be a tenacious competitor and natural leader, helping win the Steelers four Super Bowl championships in the process. Bradshaw flirted with acting early on, and his boyish, homespun charm made him a natural for action-comedy efforts like the Burt Reynolds movies "Hooper" (1978) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981). With his record-setting NFL career behind him, the future hall of famer began his long-running second career as a sports broadcaster in 1984; first on "The NFL Today" (CBS, 1975- ) and then with "Fox NFL Sunday" (1994- ). A published author and motivational speaker, his books included It's Only a Game and Looking Deep. Continuing to act on occasion, later film credits included an appearance on the popular sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06) and in the romantic-comedy "Failure to Launch" (2006). Frequently underestimated, particularly during his early days in football, Bradshaw's seemingly lowbrow good ole' boy persona belied a man of deep conviction and surprising depth.

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 Robots (2005) Voice
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 Cannonball Run, The (1981) Terry
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 Smokey And The Bandit II (1980) Himself
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 Hooper (1978) Sherman
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 Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) Commentator (Pre-Game Show) (Pre-Game Show) (Halftime Show)
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1970:
Selected as first-team Associated Press All-American as senior at Louisiana Tech
1970:
First player chosen in NFL draft (by Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975:
Steelers won first Super Bowl over Minnesota (score was 16-6)
1976:
Defeated Dallas Cowboys (21-17) for second Super Bowl victory
1979:
Beat Dallas (35-31) in arguably the most exciting Super Bowl ever played (Dallas tight end Jackie Smith dropped a touchdown pass in end zone); named most valuable player of Super Bowl XIII
1979:
Following 1978 season, named NFL Player of the Year by the Associated Press, <i>Sport</i> magazine and the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia
1979:
Shared <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s Man of the Year Award with Willie Stargell (from baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates)
1980:
Steelers won fourth Super Bowl versus L.A. Rams (31-19); named most valuable player of Super Bowl XIV
1980:
Began broadcasting career while still a player, working as a guest commentator for CBS Sports' NFC post-season telecasts
1984:
Retired just prior to the 1984 NFL season
1984:
Joined CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst
1989:
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility
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Was studio analyst on CBS' "The NFL Today"
1994:
Moved to Fox as co-host and analyst on "Fox NFL Sunday"
1997:
Debuted as host of "Home Team", a syndicated talk show featuring segments on food, fashion, etc
2001:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 11)
2006:
Cast alongside Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker in "Failure to Launch", a romantic comedy directed by Tom Dey
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Education

Woodlawn High School: Shreveport , Louisiana -
Louisiana Tech University: Ruston , Louisiana -

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wife:
Jojo Starbuck. Figure skater. Divorced.
wife:
Charla Bradshaw. Filed for divorce in March 1998.

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daughter:
Rachel Terry Bradshaw. Born c. 1987.
daughter:
Erin Haley Bradshaw. Born c. 1989.

Bibliography close complete biography

"No Easy Game" Fleming H Revill Co
"Terry Bradshaw: Man of Steel" Zondervan
"Looking Deep" Contemporary Books
"Terry Bradshaw Fantasy Football Journal '96" Fantasy Sports
"Terry Bradshaw Fantasy Football Journal '97" Head Games
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