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Nickname: Alexander George Karras, Alex Carras, The Mad Duck, Alexander George "Alex" Karras, George Alexander Karras
Profession: Wrestler, American football player, Actor, Writer, Television Producer
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 247 lbs (112 kg)
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1935-07-15
Place of Birth: Gary
Date of Death: 2012-10-10
Place of Death: Los Angeles
Cause of Death: Renal failure
Alex Karras Net Worth: Alex Karras was an American football player, actor, and wrestler with a net worth of $16 Million. Born in Gary, Indian on July 15, 1935, Karras was known for playing with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League as well as his roles in Blazing Saddles and the ABC sitcom, Webster. He attended Gary Emerson High School and went to college in Iowa until his 1958 NFL draft in which he was the first round tenth pick. He played as defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions until 1970 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection for the years 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1965. He received the Outland Trophy in 1957 and made the 1960s All-Decade NFL Team. He held a record of 161 games played, sixteen fumble recoveries, and four interceptions. He had a brief spurt of gambling activity in 1963, which excluded him from playing for that year. Karras was known as the "iron man" after missing only one game due to personal injury in the twelve seasons that he played in the NFL. Before his professional football career, Karras had signed a contract to become a professional wrestler. He signed to the NFL eight days later but was forced back into professional wrestling after the gambling controversy in 1963. Following his career in the NFL, Karras coached football in 2007 and 2008 and owned an ice cream parlor called The Cow in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Karras married Susan Clark in 1980, and the couple had one daughter. Karras passed away on October 10, 2012 due to kidney failure.
Alexander George "Alex" Karras (July 15, 1935 ??? October 10, 2012), nicknamed "The Mad Duck", was an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor. He played football with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1958???1962 and 1964???1970. As an actor, Karras is noted for his role as Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles, and for starring in the ABC sitcom Webster (1983???89) alongside his wife Susan Clark, as the title character's adoptive father.

Karras was the son of Dr. George Karras, a Greek immigrant (from Chios) who graduated from the University of Chicago and got his medical degree in Canada. There, George Karras met and married a Canadian woman, Alex's mother, Emmeline (n?(C)e Wilson). George Karras opened a medical practice in Gary, Indiana, but he died when Alex was thirteen years old. By that time, Alex Karras had learned to play football in a parking lot near his home, and he blossomed into a four-time Indiana all-state selection at Gary Emerson High School.
His older brothers, Lou (a future member of the Redskins) and Ted (who later played with the Bears and Lions), had played at Purdue but later Ted transferred to Indiana. Because of this, Alex said, "Indiana had the inside track" on recruiting him, but shortly after he graduated from high school, several coaches from the University of Iowa took Karras to secluded Spencer, Iowa, to keep him away from rival recruiters. There they persuaded him to sign with the Hawkeyes.[citation needed]
Karras struggled his first few years at Iowa, with classwork, homesickness and with his coach, Forest Evashevski. He was a pledge at Sigma Nu fraternity during his first year in school. Alex probably would have left Iowa had he not befriended a Greek theater owner, as well as fellow players Cal Jones and Bob Commings. Karras' sophomore year with Iowa in 1955 got off to a rocky start when he showed up for practice twenty pounds overweight. Karras was also hampered th

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On This Day In Comedy… In 1983 ‘Webster’ Premiered On ABC!

Created by Stu Silver and produced by Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment Enterprises and Paramount, the sitcom starred Emmanuel Lewis as the title character and Alex Karras and Susan Clark as his adopted parents. The white couple (who were married in real life ...
Posted: October 20, 2016, 6:55 pm

Detroit Lions great and Webster TV star Alex Karras on his deathbed with kidney failure

NFL star Alex Karras' has been given only a few days to live because of recent kidney failure. The former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor's condition has deteriorated as his former team the Detroit Lions extended its sympathies. Karras, 77, has been ...
Posted: October 9, 2012, 7:11 am

Urban Legends of the NFL: Andre the Giant, Defensive End, Washington Redskins

Alex Karras, a star for the 1960s Lions and later a popular actor, wrestled to earn money during an NFL gambling suspension. In the late 1960s, Edward "Wahoo" McDaniel, a popular linebacker for the Broncos and Jets, parlayed his Native American heritage ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 3:57 am
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