Lyle Alzado


Professional Athlete

About

Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
April 03, 1949
Died
May 14, 1992
Cause of Death
Brain Cancer

Biography

Burly professional football player noted for his aggressive, hard-hitting style as a defensive lineman on the field, and for an equally tough line of talk ("I don't think there's a man in America who can take me") off the field. Alzado leavened his growling with an occasional touch of humor in his modest film appearances and TV guest spots, but always boldly proclaimed his "hit hard, hit...

Family & Companions

Kathy Davis
Wife
Model.

Biography

Burly professional football player noted for his aggressive, hard-hitting style as a defensive lineman on the field, and for an equally tough line of talk ("I don't think there's a man in America who can take me") off the field. Alzado leavened his growling with an occasional touch of humor in his modest film appearances and TV guest spots, but always boldly proclaimed his "hit hard, hit first" approach to sports and showbiz alike. Alzado was diagnosed with brain cancer in the early 1990s and became convinced that his use of steroids and growth hormones for nearly 20 years had caused his illness. He spent his last days, looking tired, drawn, and 120 pounds lighter than his 300-pound peak, warning body-conscious teenagers about the evils of "dream" drugs.

Life Events

1977

Named defensive player of the year

1979

Traded to the Cleveland Browns

1979

Feature acting debut, "The Double McGuffin"

1981

TV-movie debut, "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite"

1982

Joined the Los Angeles Raiders

1987

Returned to features with "Ernest Goes to Camp"

1988

TV series debut, "Learning the Ropes"

1989

Appeared as a regular in the children series, "Super Mario Bros. Super Show"

1990

Final TV appearance, "The Fourth Man"

1992

Final film appearance, "Neon City"

Family

Justin Alzado
Son
From Alzado's first marrage.

Companions

Kathy Davis
Wife
Model.

Bibliography