George Plimpton
#2166 Overall Influence

George Plimpton

American journalist, writer, editor, actor

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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, 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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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Barnard College
Barnard College

Private women's liberal arts college in the United States

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#51 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Communications
#2083 World Rank #413 USA Rank
Literature