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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 editor George Plimpton dies in Manhattan. He was 76. Plimpton was best known for his self-deprecating "participatory" sports writing, in which he boxed with Archie Moore and played pre-season quarterback for the Detroit Lions. As editor of the The Paris Review, Plimpton helped promote some of the world's most important authors. Hear a remembrance from Paris Review co-founder Peter Mattiessen.

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