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Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy BreslinAKA James Earle Breslin

Born: 17-Oct-1930
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 19-Mar-2017
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Father: James Breslin
Mother: Frances
Sister: Rosemary Dattolico (m. 1954, d. 1981, four sons, two daughters)
Sister: Deirdre
Son: Kevin
Son: James
Daughter: Rosemary (d. 14-Jun-2004)
Son: Patrick
Son: Christopher
Daughter: Kelly (d. 21-Apr-2009)
Wife: Ronnie M. Eldridge (m. 1982, until his death)

    High School: John Adams High School, Ozone Park, NY
    University: Long Island University (attended 1948-50)

    Newsday Columnist (1988-)
    The New York Daily News Columnist (1978-88)
    The New York Post Columnist (1968-69)
    The New York Herald Tribune Columnist (1963-68)
    New York Journal-American Writer
    Polk Award 1985
    Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1986
    Aneurysm 1994
    Irish Ancestry

    Crazy Love (1-Jun-2007) · Himself
    Summer of Sam (20-May-1999) · Himself
    If Ever I See You Again (24-May-1978)

Author of books:
Sunny Jim: The Life of America's Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons (1962)
Can Anybody Here Play This Game? The Improbable Saga of the New York Mets' First Year (1963)
The World of Jimmy Breslin (1967, columns)
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1969, novel)
World Without End, Amen (1973, novel)
How The Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer (1975)
.44 (1978, novel, with Dick Schapp)
Forsaking All Others (1982, novel)
The World According To Jimmy Breslin (1984, columns)
Table Money (1986, novel)
He Got Hungry And Forgot His Manners (1987, novel)
Damon Runyon (1991)
I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me (1996, memoir)
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez (2001, novel)
I Don't Want to Go to Jail: A Good Story (2001)

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