Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith (1905 – 1982). American sportswriter. Smith’s journalistic career spans over five decades and his work influenced an entire generation of writers. Smith became the second sports columnist ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1976. Writing in 1989, sportswriter David Halberstam called Smith "the greatest sportswriter of the two eras."
- "He would be pleased as he grew up to be nicknamed “Brick,” because of the color
of his hair. After college, he would begin to be called “Red,” and
remained “Red” long after his hair had receded from his high forehead
and turned white. [...] He described himself as being “distinguished by
flaming hair, milk-bottle glasses... [...] Add to this a freckled face
and some red hair and brains, and you have ‘Brick.’ " https://archive.org/…/redbi…/redbiographyofre01berk_djvu.txt
- "In his later years, his once bright red hair had