Melvin Durslag Dies At 95

One of LA ’ s Greatest Sports Columnists


August 4, 2016

Melvin Durslag, who ranked with Jim Murray and

Bud Furillo as Los Angeles

premier sports

columnists of his time, died last weekend.

The 95-year-old Durslag died in a convalesent home

in Santa Monica.

Durslag began writing for the LA Examiner in 1039

which then became the Herald Examiner.and during

the next 50 years he covered the Olympic Games 10

times and 25 Super Bowls among many other events.

He took time off only to serve in World War 2.

When the Herald Examiner folded in 1989 Durslag

wrote for the LA Times for two years.

Durslag leaves his wife of 68 years, Loryne, three

children and three grandchildren.


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