George Plimpton

American writer (1927–2003)

George Ames Plimpton (18 March 192725 September 2003) was an American actor, editor, journalist and writer. He wrote often about sports (particularly baseball) and founded the The Paris Review. He played one of the psychiatrists in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting.

George Plimpton in 1977

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  • A deep, deep sadness. You know there's a theologian named Michael Novack who's quoted as saying that 'a community is better off losing its opera house, or its museum, or its CHURCH' — here's a theologian speaking — 'than its ball team'. Brooklyn has never been the same since the Dodgers were taken away.

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