Whittingham, Richard 1939-2005

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Whittingham, Richard 1939-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 1, 1939, in Chicago, IL; died of heart failure February 21, 2005, in Wilmette, IL. Writer. Whittingham was an author best known for his books on sports. A graduate of Loyola University, he served in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, married, and spent his career as a freelance writer based in Wilmette. Whittingham was interested in a wide range of subjects, but his most popular books were about baseball and football teams. Among his works are The Chicago Bears: An Illustrated History (1979; revised edition, 1986), Sunday Mayhem: A Celebration of Pro Football in America (1987), The Bears: A Seventy-five-Year Celebration (1994), and Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football (2001). His most recent books include What Bears They Were: Chicago Bears Greats Talk about Their Teams, Their Coaches, and the Times of Their Lives (2002), Boy Wonder of Wall Street: The Life and Times of Financier Eddie Gilbert (2003), Sunday's Heroes: NFL Legends Talk about the Times of Their Lives (2003), For the Glory of Their Game: Stories of Life in the NFL by the Men Who Lived It (2005), and Illustrated History of the Los Angeles Dodgers (2005).



Chicago Tribune, February 24, 2005, section 3, p. 11.

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