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Tom Harmon

Actor from United States of America

Thomas Dudley "Tom" Harmon (September 28, 1919 – March 15, 1990) was a star player in American college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. As a player, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1940 and is considered by some to be the greatest football player in Michigan Wolverines history. Harmon was born in the Harmon's family home at 118 South Weston Street in Rensselaer, Indiana, the youngest child of Louis A. and Rose Marie (née Quinn) Harmon, who had relocated from Livingston County, Illinois around 1900. In 1924, the family moved to Gary, Indiana. He attended Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana, graduating in 1937. While at Horace Mann High School, Harmon was already an outstanding athlete. In addition to 14 varsity letters, he was twice named All-State quarterback, Captain of the basketball team, and as a senior, won the 100 yard dash and the 200 yard low hurdles at the State Finals in Indianapolis, Indiana. Harmon played college football at the University of Michigan from 1938–1940, he majored in English and Speech, hoping for a future career in broadcasting, and won the Heisman Trophy his senior season. He made his name as a tailback in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Old 98,Tommy Harmon,Thomas Dudley Harmon
Date of birth
1919-09-28
Place of birth
Rensselaer
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Rose Marie Quinn Harmon, Louis A. Harmon
Spouse(s)
Elyse Knox
Children
Kelly Harmon Mark Harmon Kristin Nelson
Profession
American football player, Actor

Education

Institution From To
University of Michigan

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

Death

Date of death
1990-03-15
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Los Angeles

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