Anthony was ranked #1 on the list over Walter Ray Williams Jr., despite the fact that Williams had broken many of Anthony's records. In 2010 and 2011, the event took place in Dublin, California and was titled the Earl Anthony Memorial. He was the brother of Queen Elizabeth Woodville who married King Edward IV. Earl Roderick Anthony, (born April 27, 1938, Kent, Washington, U.S.—found dead August 14, 2001, New Berlin, Wisconsin), American professional bowler, who helped to make bowling a major television sport in the United States during the 1970s, when he was frequently a tournament finalist. Anthony went on to win the PBA National Championship six times (1973–75, 1981–83) and the Firestone Tournament of Champions twice (1974, 1978). Earl Roderick Anthony (April 27, 1938 – August 14, 2001) was a left-handed American professional bowler who amassed records of 43 titles and six Player of the Year awards on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA; Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. 1 title-winner and its first $1 million man, was found dead Tuesday at a friend's home in New Berlin, Wis., having fallen down a flight of stairs. ", Bowling great Dick Weber once described the left-handed Anthony as "the greatest speed-control bowler ever to play the game. He was bowler of the year a record six times and the Tour scoring leader five times. He joined the PBA Senior Tour in 1988 and won his last title in 1997. After failing to win his first 13 tournaments in 1974, Anthony captured the Tournament of Champions and the National Championship, back-to-back events, and won four other tournaments, setting records for earnings (more than $99,000) and titles in a single year and for scoring average. In order to prepare himself for the tour Anthony practiced between 300-350 games a week, up to eight hours day, and often without any pins (in order to save money). , Never brash or flashy in a crew-cut and plastic-frame "marshwood" style eyewear (which he abandoned for more modern frames later in his career), Anthony was dubbed "Square Earl" by fellow pro bowlers.. The "Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund" was established through funding by the ABC Championship Tournament, in order to provide scholarships to young bowlers. June 20, 1991. Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA). "He was as smooth as the pinsetter," recalled longtime ABC commentator Chris Schenkel, whose Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the pro bowlers' tour entertained a generation of viewers.  In 14 seasons, Anthony made the top five for the televised final round a record 144 times. Bowling," Zebehazy said. He moved to Oregon to be close to his business in northern California and his family in Washington state, Johnson said. As the friars supported him, he whispered to them that he wished to be taken to Padua so that he might die there. ''I wanted to win 40 tournaments and I won 45. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. April 8, 1997. There was none like him. Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers KG (c. 1440 – 25 June 1483), was an English nobleman, courtier, bibliophile and writer. He won his first event 1970 in Seattle, and another one the following year in New York City. "Anthony Says Goodbye To Career of Fast Lanes." His record though speaks for itself. His last tournament victory was in 1997 at Richland, Wash. Earl Roderick Anthony, (born April 27, 1938, Kent, Washington, U.S.—found dead August 14, 2001, New Berlin, Wisconsin), American professional bowler, who helped to make bowling a major television sport in the United States during the 1970s, when he was frequently a tournament finalist. He rolled more than 600 perfect games in his career. "He was a tremendous guy," Dick Weber told Harry Page of the San Antonio Express-News. The injury apparently did not affect his bowling prospects. His final PBA title was a major — the 1983 Toledo Trust PBA National Championship. Although his 41 wins is still the record, he ranks 11th in career earnings because prize money has increased so much since his peak years. Sporting a crewcut and horn-rimmed glasses in an age of permed hair and gold chains, Anthony was "Square Earl" to some. Fuller, Tom. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.