George Plimpton

Journalist, Author

1927 – 2003

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Who was George Plimpton?

George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor, and occasional amateur sportsman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review. Plimpton was also famous for "participatory journalism" which included competing in professional sporting events, acting in a Western, performing a comedy act at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, and playing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur.

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Born
Mar 18, 1927
New York City
Also known as
  • George Ames Plimpton
  • Prince of Cameos
  • Beast Butler
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • St. Bernard's School
  • University of Cambridge
  • King's College, Cambridge
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Sep 25, 2003
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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