Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017
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Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Jimmy Breslin, shown at his newspaper office desk in New York City in 1970, launched his career as a columnist at the New York Herald Tribune.

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Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin is interviewed in Beverly Hills in 1997.

 (Brian Gadbery)
Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin poses in his New York apartment on May 7, 2002. He considered New York “the only city in the world worth talking about.”

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Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Jimmy Breslin poses for a portrait at Long Island University in Brooklyn on April 3, 1997, during a conference about Jackie Robinson. Breslin wrote a book about Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson.

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Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Jimmy Breslin is shown during an interview with the Los Angeles Times at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 4, 1986.

 (Los Angeles Times)
Jimmy Breslin | 1928-2017

Author Norman Mailer, left, and Jimmy Breslin meet with Manhattan voters in 1969. The two were running for mayor and concil president, respectively, in the Domocratic primary. Their platform: “To Make New York City the 51st State.”

 (Associated Press)
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