Don Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian Sports Writer, Former Ice Hockey Player and Commentator from Kingston (Ontario, Canada). Furthermore, he played a game with the Boston Bruins.
He coached the Boston team for five seasons. Don concluded a successful ice hockey in the American Hockey League. Moreover, he has known for his dress style, opinions, and outspoken manner. His life dramatized in the form of TV shows like Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, and The Wrath of Games: The Don Cherry Show II.
On the other hand, he voted by the seventh-greatest Canadian by The Greatest Canadian. From 1984-2019, he co-hosted a radio segment Grapeline with Brian Williams. Mr. Cherry presented Coach’s Corner for 33 seasons.
He contributed a segment of CBS’s Hockey Night in Canada. Though, he made news about his political comments in the Coach’s Corner. He fired from Hockey Night in Canada. Furthermore, he gave racial comments on racial immigrants.
Profile, Parents, Trivia & Siblings
Donald Stewart Cherry took birth on 5th February 1934 in Kingston. He stayed with Maude Cherry (mother) and Delmar Cherry (father) in his childhood years. Moreover, Don Brother is Dick Cherry (Retired Ice Hockey Professional). He studied at different High schools.
Wedding, Personal Life & Partner
He met his future spouse Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry, in his first year with Hershey Bears. Moreover, Rose influenced with Donald’s lifestyle. They moved to different US cities due to Cherry’s career commitments.
At that time, their two children named Cindy Cherry and Tim Cherry came into the world. Though, Tim suffered from kidney issues at the age of 13.
Rose gave her kidney to her son. Moreover, she died on June 1, 1997, because of liver cancer. In 1999, Don wedded with Luba Cherry.
|Real Full Birth Name||Donald Stewart Cherry.|
|Profession||Sports Writer, Former Ice Hockey Player and Commentator.|
|Famous for||He removed from the Hockey Night in Canada.|
|Age (As of 2019)||85 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 5, 1934.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Kingston (Ontario, Canada).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Canadian.|
|House In||Ontario, Canada.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 11".
Centimeters: 180 cm.
Meters: 1.8 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 82 Kg.
Pounds: 180 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||43-33-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||12.|
|Parents||Father: Delmar Cherry.
Mother: Maude Cherry.
|Siblings||Brother: Dick Cherry (Retired Ice Hockey Professional).|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||In love with Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry.|
|Girlfriend||Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry (Dead).
2. Luba Cherry.
|Highest Qualification||High School Education Finished.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Angelina Jolie.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Moscow.|
|Favorite Color||Green, White & Red.|
|Love to do||Playing Ice Hockey & Traveling.|
|Favorite Food||Butter Chicken & Fried Rice.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$10 Million.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$1 Million US Dollars.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Don Cherry
- The name of the English Bull Terrier dog is Blue.
- He is a patriotic person and proud to be a Canadian citizen.
- Furthermore, Don owned a bunch of restaurants named Don Cherry Restaurants in Atlantic and Ontario (Canada).
- He felt that fighting is an integral part of any game.
- Still, he faced criticism for his direction in the National Hockey League.
- He is also a staunch supporter of the women’s hockey team.
- Meanwhile, Cherry favored the comments on the Iraq invasion of 2003.
- He stated his support for Stephen Harper (Former Prime Minister & Economist).
- Cherry reached in the House of Commons in 2007.
- He gave his voice to a charity song, i.e., Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Techno, in 1992.
- The height of Don Cherry is 5 feet 11 inches (180 in Centimeters). He maintained his correct bodyweight of 82 Kg (180 lbs).
- On the other hand, he cast in a couple of TV programs such as Power Play, Zeroman, and Goosebumps.
- He created the Don Cherry Pet Rescue Foundation.
- Meanwhile, he supported organ donation awareness in Canada.
- He has opened Don Cherry’s Sports Grill in British Columbia, Ontario, Labrador, and Alberta.
- The NHL Coach net worth estimated $ 14 Million US Dollars. Furthermore, he makes around $1 Million USD from his different businesses.
- He also wore a rose on his lapel.
- Don created Rose Cherry’s home for kids in her honor.
- He wrote books on Ice Hockey like Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes Don Cherry and Hockey Stories.