ESPN doc reveals Barry Bremen’s secret

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Barry Bremen garnered national attention after posing as a player in an NBA All-Star Game, an MLB umpire at the World Series, a referee in an NFL game and as a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. These stunts, and many more, led Bremen to earn the nickname of “The Great Imposter.”

While this legacy is forever engraved in sports history, Bremen was secretly building another one that’s just becoming public knowledge 11 years after he died from esophageal cancer in 2011, on his 64th birthday.

More than three dozen people have learned that, through sperm donation, Bremen — a Detroit native who worked as an insurance salesman when he wasn’t sneaking into iconic sports venues — is their biological father. This story is covered thoroughly in the newest episode of ESPN’s “E60,” which premieres Tuesday.

Barry Bremen once posed as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.  Purportedly the only man ever to appear as one, his

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The documentary, titled “The Great Imposter and Me,” was written and narrated by 11-time Emmy winner Jeremy Schaap, and is told largely through Bremen’s wife, Margo, the three children they raised — and the biological children Bremen never met.

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