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Eddie Elias

Age: 69

sports television pioneer and later a celebrity agent who established the Professional Bowlers Tour in 1958; helped turn bowling from a recreational sport to television's second-longest-running professional sport behind college football; was the first to organize corporate sponsorship of a nationally televised sporting event when he established the Firestone Tournament of Champions in 1958; founded Eddie Elias Enterprises, Inc., a sports marketing firm which represents the pro golf tours and several celebrities; member of both the ABC and PBA Halls of Fame; in 1997 the PBA named the Ambassador of Bowling Award after him; of complications associated with pneumonia

Died: Akron, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1998

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