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Walter Winchell

Radio Personality (7-Apr-1897 — 20-Feb-1972)


Neal Gabler. Walter Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity. New York: Vintage. 1995. 681pp.

St. Clair McKelway. Gossip: The Life and Times of Walter Winchell. New York: Viking Press. 1940. 150pp.

John Mosedale. The Men Who Invented Broadway: Damon Runyon, Walter Winchell, and Their World. New York, NY: Richard Marek Publishers. 1981. 321pp.

Lyle Stuart. The Secret Life of Walter Winchell. New York: Boar's Head Books. 1953. 253pp.

Ed Weiner. Let's Go to Press: A Profile of Walter Winchell. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1955.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.760)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1147)

  9. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.619)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.805)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.518)

  12. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.151)

  13. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.476)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.60)

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