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Stan & Haney The Interviews: Jimmy Breslin Download

18:50 Download October 17th, 2019

Interviewed 1997

(October 17, 1928 – March 19, 2017) was an American journalist and author. Until the time of his death, he wrote a column for the New York Daily News Sunday edition. 

In 1977, at the height of the Son of Sam scare in New York City, the killer, later identified as David Berkowitz, addressed letters to Breslin Excerpts from the letters were published and used later in Spike Lee’s film Summer of Sam, which Breslin, portraying himself.

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight is a 1969 novel written by Jimmy Breslin. It is a roman à clef based on the life of Joey Gallo, and was adapted into a 1971 film of the same name directed by James Goldstone and starring Robert De Niro in his first film

In 1986 Breslin won the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary

 

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