Karras was a household name when I was growing up. Hard to believe he was 77. His boyish looks belied his years:
Alex Karras, a fierce and relentless All-Pro lineman for the Detroit Lions whose irrepressible character placed him frequently at odds with football’s authorities but led to a second career as an actor on television and in the movies, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77.And the world moves on.