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George Plimpton

Born: Mar 18, 1927

Death: Sep 25, 2003

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

George Plimpton

Date of Birth : Mar 18, 1927
Date of Death : Sep 25, 2003
Birth Place : New York City

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 Caesars 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.


  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Journalist
  • Editor

Also known as

  • Beast Butler
  • Prince of Cameos
  • George Ames Plimpton


  • Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton
  • Pauline Ames


  • Sarah Whitehead Dudley
  • Freddy Medora Espy


  • Olivia Hartley Plimpton
  • Taylor Ames Plimpton
  • Laura Dudley Plimpton
  • Medora Ames Plimpton Harris

Awards Won

  • St. Louis Literary Award
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