Bing & Phil

One was a raconteur, the other a master crooner. And once a year 'The Sportsman' brought them together.

Updated: December 12, 2001, 4:15 PM ET
By Curt Gowdy | Co-host of ESPN2's
CITGO's In Search of Flywater

They were the original song and dance men of the outdoors: one a movie personality, raconteur and legendary imbiber; the other a master crooner, Academy Award-winning actor with a wit drier than Death Valley. Each an original, each made in America. Phil Harris was from Indiana. He could make you laugh on sight. Often wearing a headband, which in those days was a symbol of rebellion, and sometimes a black state trooper's jacket, which was not, Harris walked the high wire separating good and ...

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Bing & Phil