George PlimptonGeorge Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 - September 25, 2003) was an Americann journalist, writer and actor.
In 1953, Plimpton founded the literary journal Paris Review and became its first editor-in-chief.
He was famous for competing in real sporting events, such as baseball's All-Star game and a boxing match against Sugar Ray Robinson, while on assignment for Sports Illustrated. Plimpton also appeared in a number of feature films, as an extra and in cameo appearances. He was also notable for his appearance in television commercials during the early 1980s advertising Intellivision sports video games for Mattel.
Plimpton died at his apartment in New York City at the age of 76.
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