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George Plimpton, Man of Letters, Dies at 76

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George Plimpton, Man of Letters, Dies at 76

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George Plimpton, Man of Letters, Dies at 76

George Plimpton, Man of Letters, Dies at 76

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Writer and Paris Review editor George Plimpton dies at his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. Plimpton's writing combined elegance and wit, and often showed a willingness to make himself the butt of the joke. Paper Lion was the most famous of several books he wrote chronicling Walter Mitty-like experiences in sports and other endeavors. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Frank Deford.

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