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Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 29, 1920.)  Acknowledged as the longest-running sportscaster in television history, Robert A. Wolff has been on the New York sports scene since 1954.  Wolff began in Washington, D.C., in 1946 with the old DuMont Network.  He became the Knicks television voice in 1954, beginning an association with […]

Stanford White

Stanford White (Architect.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 9, 1853; died, New York, NY, June 25, 1906.)  More than an architect, Stanford White (and his firm McKim, Mead & White) functioned as leaders of style and taste in New York for more than two decades.  Madison Square Garden existed in a converted railroad depot at […]

Alva Rosenberg

Alva Rosenberg (Dog show.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 26, 1892; died, Wilton, CT, Mar. 8, 1973.)  Alva Rosenberg was perhaps the best-known dog show judge of his era despite never being accorded the honor of judging the Best-in-Show at the Westminster Kennel Club.  He did, however, judge many groups there during a career that lasted […]

Henry Stoecker

Henry Stoecker (Dog show.  Born, Verdan, North Germany, Sept. 29, 1903; died. Holmdel, NJ, Dec. 12, 1998.)  Rated over four decades as one of the great judges in the history of American dog shows, Henry Stoecker was born and raised in Germany with a father who bred and showed Airdales, smoot Fox Terriers, and Boxers.  He […]

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (Dog show.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 3, 1882; died, Madison, NJ, Aug. 13, 1973.)  Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge twice showed Best-in-Show dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual extravaganza in Madison Square Garden.  Mrs. Dodge won with Ch. Nancolleth Markable, a Pointer, in 1932, and with Ch. Ferry von Rauhfelson, a […]

Michele Billings

Michele Billings (Dog show.  Born, Chicago, IL, Nov. 10, 1930; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Oct. 31, 2013.)  Like many of the greats in the dog show world, Michele Billings has had two distinct careers, the first as a breeder and the second as a judge.  Unlike most of her peers, she accomplished both with enormous […]

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