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Name: Marty Glickman  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1917
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Marty Glickman (1917 - January 3, 2001), American athlete and sports announcer, born in The Bronx, New York.

Glickman was a member of the 1936 US Olympic team in Berlin, a sprinter. He and teammate Sam Stoller, two American Jews, were replaced the day before they were scheduled to compete in the 400-yard relay. (Glickman's friend Jesse Owens was apologetic and protested the maneuver, even though Owens was one of the replacements, along with Ralph Metcalfe).

A graduate of Syracuse University, Marty Glickman was an All-American football player. After brief careers in professional football and basketball, Glickman went on to become a distinguished sportscaster, best known as the voice of the New York Knicks (21 years) and New York Giants (23 years).

Glickman joined radio station WHN in 1939 and was its sports director by 1943. When the New York Knickerbockers were formed in 1946, Glickman was their radio announcer. Later, he was the NBA's first TV announcer. He was also the voice of the Yonkers Raceway for 12 years and the New York Jets for 11 years. Glickman did pre- and postgame shows for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees for 22 years. In addition to this, Glickman covered track meets, wrestling matches, roller derbies and rodeos, even a marbles tournament. NBC employed him as a critic and teacher of its sports announcers. He retired from broadcasting in December 1992, at age 74.

In 1996, his autobiography The Fastest Kid on the Block was published.

Glickman underwent heart bypass surgery December 14, 2000, but he died of complications on January 3, 2001. He was 83.

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