Frank Deford


Frank Deford was born on December 16th, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and is the Novelist from United States. Discover Frank Deford's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 78 years old.

Date of Birth
December 16, 1938
United States
Place of Birth
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death Date
May 28, 2017 (age 78)
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About Frank Deford
  • Benjamin Franklin Deford III (December 16, 1938 – May 28, 2017) was an American sportswriter and novelist.
  • From 1980 until his death in 2017, he was a regular sports commentator on NPR's Morning Edition radio program. Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine from 1962 until his death in 2017, and was a correspondent for the Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel television program on HBO.
  • He wrote 18 books, nine of them novels.
  • A member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, Deford was six times voted National Sportswriter of the Year by the members of that organization, and was twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review. In 2012, Deford became the first magazine recipient of the Red Smith Award.
  • In 2013, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal, was presented with the William Allen White Citation for "excellence in journalism" by the University of Kansas, and became the first sports journalist ever to receive the National Press Foundation's highest honor, the W.M.
  • Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism. Deford's archives are held by the University of Texas, where an annual lecture is presented in his name.
  • He was a long-time advocate for research and treatment of cystic fibrosis.