George Plimpton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George Plimpton

American journalist, writer, editor, actor

Date of Birth: 18-Mar-1927

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 25-Sep-2003

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, university teacher, journalist, television actor, film actor, American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About George Plimpton

  • George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) 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, as well as his patrician demeanor and accent.
  • He 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.

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