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George Plimpton

George PlimptonAKA George Ames Plimpton

Born: 18-Mar-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 25-Sep-2003
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Paper Lion

Father: Francis T. P. Plimpton (lawyer/diplomat, b. 1900, d. 1983)
Mother: Pauline Ames (b. 1901, d. 1995)
Brother: Francis T. P. Plimpton, Jr. (b. 1928)
Brother: Oakes Ames Plimpton (b. 1933)
Sister: Sarah Gay Plimpton (b. 1936)
Wife: Freddy Medora Espy (m. 1968, div. 1988, two children)
Wife: Sara Whitehead Dudley (m. 1992, until his death)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
    University: BA, Harvard University (1950)
    University: BA English, Cambridge University (1952)

    The Paris Review Co-Founder, Editor 1953-2003
    Harvard Lampoon
    Dutch Treat Club (1975-88)
    Endorsement of Mattel Intellivision
    Funeral: Andy Warhol (1987)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Soul Power (4-Sep-2008) · Himself
    Factory Girl (29-Dec-2006) · Himself
    Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (4-Sep-2004) · Himself
    Just Visiting (06-Apr-2001)
    Sam the Man (Feb-2001) · Himself
    The Sports Pages (7-Jan-2001) · Himself
    Ed TV (26-Mar-1999) · Panel Member
    The Last Days of Disco (29-May-1998) · Clubgoer
    Good Will Hunting (5-Dec-1997) · Psychologist
    When We Were Kings (25-Oct-1996) · Himself
    Nixon (20-Dec-1995) · President's Lawyer
    Just Cause (17-Feb-1995) · Elder Phillips
    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Himself
    Little Man Tate (6-Sep-1991) · Winston F. Buckner
    L.A. Story (8-Feb-1991)
    The Bonfire of the Vanities (21-Dec-1990)
    The Civil War (23-Sep-1990)
    Easy Wheels (15-May-1989) · Surgeon
    A Fool and His Money (1989)
    Volunteers (16-Aug-1985) · Lawrence Bourne, Jr.
    Pumping Iron II: The Women (3-May-1985) · Himself
    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Horace Whigham
    If Ever I See You Again (24-May-1978)
    The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (Dec-1977)
    Rio Lobo (17-Dec-1970) · 4th Gunman
    The Queen (17-Jun-1968) · Himself

Author of books:
Out of My League (1961, sports)
Paper Lion (1966, sports)
The Bogey Man (1968, sports)
Shadow Box (1977)
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch (1987)
The Best of Plimpton (1990, essays)
Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career (1997, biography)


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