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Jimmy Breslin

Born: October 17, 1930 (age 86) in Jamaica

Jimmy Breslin


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Jimmy Breslin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author.

He currently writes a column for the New York Daily News' Sunday edition.

He has written numerous novels, and columns of his have appeared regularly in various newspapers in his hometown of New York City.

He served as a regular columnist for the Long Island, NY newspaper Newsday until his retirement on November 2, 2004, though he still publishes occasional pieces for the paper.

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Funeral held for pugnacious NY journalist Jimmy Breslin

NEW YORK (AP) — New York political leaders from the last 50 years have joined Jimmy Breslin's family in celebrating the life of the pugnacious journalist.
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Hey, Here Are Some People Who Really, Really Should Not Run For President

March 2017 is probably far too early to start considering the next presidential election, and who the Democrats might send into the breach to take on Donald Trump (assuming he runs for re-election, of..
Huffington Post

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News video: Funeral Service Held For Jimmy Breslin

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CBS 2 News at 5PM
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News video: Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear. In a..
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News video: Pulitzer-winning NY columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, who covered New York City for decades, died at his home Saturday morning at the age of 88. Colette Luke reports.
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News video: Remembering Legendary Columnist Jimmy Breslin

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CBS2's Brian Conybeare reports.
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News video: Remembering The Legacy Of Jimmy Breslin

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TV 10/55's Brian Conybeare reports.
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About New York: Why Jimmy Breslin Matters: Fresh Truths, Bluntly Told

From the long arc of his public work and life, the New York City columnist often stepped away from the crowd and told stories of people who were ignored.

New York Today: New York Today: Is My Broker Legit?

Tuesday: Tips for working with a rental broker, news literacy in schools, and Jimmy Breslin and the sandhogs.

Corrections, March 21

Robotics competition draws teams to S.F., March 19, Bay Area, C10 The obituary on Jimmy Breslin misstated the subject of his book “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” Pottery Barn to try..

Jimmy Breslin and the Lost Voice of the People

Jimmy Breslin’s first big break came when he was hired, in 1963, as a columnist for the New York Herald Tribune. There was a reason so many American newspapers were called Tribunes, after the Romans..
The New Yorker

Jimmy Breslin Wiki: Cause of Death, Quotes, Books & Facts to Know

jimmy breslin wiki: cause of death, quotes, books & facts to know
On Sunday, March 19, author-columnist Jimmy Breslin died at 88 in his Manhattan home. For decades he was an icon in New York journalism, especially with the New York Daily News. He was a winner of a..
Earn The Necklace

Legendary newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin dies

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin died at the age of 88 from complications related to pneum -More- 
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Postscript: Jimmy Breslin, 1928-2017

On a quiet Sunday morning in December, 1999, Jimmy Breslin, a stocky man then in his early seventies cut: and stocky, his hair a shock of white, stepped out of a car that had dropped him at a street..
The New Yorker

Author, provocative New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dead

Columnist and author Jimmy Breslin, who has died at age 88, became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker in a career that spanned over six decades.

Mediator: A ‘Dying Breed’ Taking More Than Its Loud, Local Voice With It

The columnist Jimmy Breslin’s death pushes a worrisome trend into view: As news organizations chase broader readership, they risk losing a local focus.

Bunch: Gone: Chuck Berry, Jimmy Breslin, and their Great American Middle Class

The passing of both Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin this weekend was another chance for Baby Boomers to mourn lost youth, but it feels like something more profound has vanished with them: The middle..

Jimmy Breslin Showed Us How To Cover A President Who Lies. Talk To The Gravedigger.

WASHINGTON — The gravedigger doesn’t have any reason to lie to you. If the grave is deep enough and wide enough, that’s all that matters. The lies can be told by the shiny casket going into..
Huffington Post

Remembering Jimmy Breslin And A Newspaper World Long Gone

Jimmy Breslin was a newspaper columnist. When I read about his death Sunday morning, I felt like I missed all three nouns in that sentence.I miss Breslin because at his best he was an engaging and..
Huffington Post

Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, he made his name at the New York Daily News writing in a "New Journalism" style that seemed to blur fact and fiction.
Christian Science Monitor Also reported by •Japan Today

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