WorldCat Identities

Payton, Walter 1954-1999

Works: 50 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 8,012 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Music 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: GV939.P39, 796.332092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Walter Payton
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Most widely held works by Walter Payton
The Bears : a 75-year celebration by Richard Whittingham( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Payton winning in life by Walter Payton( Visual )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Share this Super Bowl champion's exciting insights about winning and some of his most spectacular NFL moments. Payton also discusses how his success has come from having a "game plan" for living life fully
Never die easy : the autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy' Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It's okay to lose, to die, but don't die without trying, without giving it your best." His legacy is towering. Walter Payton'the man they called Sweetness, for the way he ran'remains the most prolific running back in the history of the National Football League, the star of the Chicago Bears' only Super Bowl Championship, eleven times voted the most popular sports figure in Chicago's history. Off the field, he was a devoted father whose charitable foundation benefited tens of thousands of children each year, and who'faced with terminal liver disease'refused to use his celebrity to gain a preferential position for organ donation. Walter Payton was not just a football hero; he was America's hero. Never Die Easy is Walter Payton's autobiography, told from the heart. Growing up poor in Mississippi, he took up football to get girls' attention, and went on to become a Black College All-American at tiny Jackson State (during which time he was also a finalist in a Soul Train dance contest). Drafted by the Bears in 1975, he predicted that he would last only five years but went on to play thirteen extraordinary seasons, a career earning him regular acknowledgment as one of the greatest players in the history of professional football. And when his playing days were over, he approached business and charity endeavors with the same determination and success he had brought to the football field, always putting first his devotion to friends and family. His ultimate battle with illness truly proved him the champion he always had been and prompted a staggering outpouring of love and support from hundreds of thousands of friends and admirers. Written with veteran journalist and author Don Yaeger in the last weeks of Walter Payton's life, Never Die Easy presents Walter's singular voice'warm, plainspoken, funny, self-aware'along with the voices of the friends, family, teammates, and business associates who knew him best at all stages of his life, including his wife, Connie, and their children, Brittney and Jarrett; his teammate and friend Matt Suhey; former Bears head coach Mike Ditka; and many, many others. Walter made Don Yaeger promise that his book would be "inspirational and leave people with some kind of lesson ... and make sure you spell all the words right." Never Die Easy keeps all those promises
Someone is listening teens from crisis to caring ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exposes the current plight of American teens as they work out destructive self and societal identity problems through dangerous encounters with sex, drugs and suicide. Focuses on the solutions that church and community programs offer youth
Sports, a summary perspective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through interviews & clips from session of the First International Conference on Ethics and Sports examines how sports can play an important part in our lives and how those who play sorts can play an importnt role in our society. Participants include Alan Page, Bill Curry, Walter Payton, Bonnie Blair, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Richard Lapchick
Twaalfde reys na Oost-Indien, op kosten van de Engelse Maatschappydoor Kapiteyn Christoffel Nieuwpoort ... by Walter Payton( Book )
1 edition published in 1907 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[1988 CEBA awards. [campaign commercial product messages, all categories] by World Institute of Black Communications( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Television advertisements featuring celebrities targeting the African-American consumer that last more than ten seconds and aired in 1987. Advertisers are Audi (featuring Oscar Robertson), Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (featuring Moses Malone and Jesse Owens), Campbell Soup Company (featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabar), Coca-Cola Company (featuring Cameo and Michael Jordan), General Mills (featuring Walter Payton), General Foods Corporation (featuring Bill Cosby), Pepsi-Cola Company (featuring David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and Tina Turner), Procter & Gamble Company (featuring Lena Horne), and Signet Banking Corporation (featuring Mike Tyson). Some of these awards did not receive awards
A Taste of thanksgiving ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Host Jerry Butler talks about the celebration of Thanksgiving. After reminiscing about his childhood experiences of the holiday, Butler talks about the occasion with the Reverend George Clements and his son Joey; Ida B. Wells' daughter, Mrs. Alfreda Duster; and Walter Payton and family. Also included is a performance by Albertina Walker and the Original Voices Choir and a brief rendition of the In Crowd with Ramsey Lewis, Jerry Butler and a group of children
Voyage of Captain Walter Peyton to India, in 1615 by Walter Payton( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Winning in life by Walter Payton( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Presents a documentary in which Walter Payton talks about his life, his football and business careers, and his techniques for and philosophy of success
The twelfth voyage of the East India company, in 1613 by Walter Payton( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Sweetness 1954-1999
English (64)
Dutch (1)