Irwin Leo Handman (Wynn had long been his legal name, his daughter said) was born on May 19, 1922, in Manhattan. In May 2003, Handman was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Miami. In the mid 1960s, he was the announcer for the "Schaefer Circle of Sports" broadcasts of Rangers and Knicks games, track and field and other events related to Madison Square Garden. Also, he has adapted and directed many of the American Humorists’ Series productions. On TV, he replaced Jay Jackson as host of the nighttime version of the popular quiz show Tic-Tac-Dough, for the last 13 weeks of the show's nighttime run, before that program was taken off the air in the fallout from the quiz show scandals that had erupted not long before.. Helmut Weekend was the 18th episode of the seventh season of Laverne& Shirley, also the 152nd overall episode in the series. 7 Roger Garrett 1 Biography; 2 Roles. Wynn IrwinPaul BarselouCarl CarlssonTaaffe O'Connell "Helmut Weekend" Born Irwin Elliot Shalek in Chelsea, Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Elliot did Rangers games through the 1950s and '60s, alternating with other announcers of the era, depending on what stations held rights and who sponsored the games. Join Facebook to connect with Wynn Irwin and others you may know. Wynn Handman (May 19, 1922 – April 11, 2020) was the Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, which he co-founded with Sidney Lanier and Michael Tolan in 1963. , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKSNTEZAJ-c, http://www.detroitsportsbroadcasters.com/blog/2009/04/21/nhl-hockey-on-national-television-scott-morganroth-blog/, http://www.baseballbroadcasters.com/heritage_wsannouncers.htm, "Win Elliot, Who Broadcast Sports With Flair, Dies at 83", Former Michigan goaltender, sportscaster leaves lasting legacy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Win_Elliot&oldid=922072415, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 October 2019, at 19:34. Irwin Elliot Shalek (May 7, 1915 – September 17, 1998), better known as Win Elliot, was an American television and radio sportscaster and game show host who was best known for his long tenures as a play-by-play broadcaster of NHL New York Rangers and NBA New York Knicks games and host of Sports Central USA on the CBS Radio Network. Laverne & Shirley Those broadcasts aired on WPIX TV and later on WOR TV. Elliot died at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut on September 17, 1998 at the age of 83. Plays he has directed at The American Place Theatre include: Manchild in the Promised Land, which he adapted from the novel by Claude Brown; I Stand Before You Naked by Joyce Carol Oates; Words, No Music by Calvin Trillin; Drinking in America by Eric Bogosian; A Girl’s Guide to Chaos by Cynthia Heimel; Free Speech in America, and Bibliomania by Roger Rosenblatt, with Ron Silver; Coming Through also adapted by Handman; Spokesman written and performed by John Hockenberry; Fly by Joseph Edward; and Dreaming in Cuban and Other Works: Rhythm, Rum, Café con Leche and Nuestros Abuelos by Cristina García and Michael Garcés.