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
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.