George Plimpton - RIP

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Thanks for this Patrick. I remember reading that Sports Illustrated story and I did not figure out until I was almost finished with the story that is was an April Fools joke. :b

    RIP George.
     
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    Oh man, rest in peace, George. To be honest I don't think I've read any of his writings. The way I'm familiar with George Plimpton is that he used to sell Intellivisions back in the day. He was their spokesman.

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    My experience with George Plimpton, was that he was the host of Mouseterpiece Theater when I was kid in the infancy of the Disney Channel. It was a great program that showed all of the classic Disney cartoons... the sole reason I now am purchasing the great Walt Disney Treasures sets. It was a great primer long before the days of the Ink and Paint Club.

    Lately, he was plying his great talents in several of the great Nero Wolfe episodes on A&E. I've never read any of his writings, but on his acting merits alone, he will be missed.
     
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    It's possible. Back in the late 70's and early 80's Plimpton was all over the TV either pitching products or on talk shows. He was much more of a celebrity back then.
     
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    This Schweppes thing was more recently...well more recently meaning early 90's. I remember one commercial where he had a neon sign of the Schweppes logo behind him and had problems turning it on [​IMG]

    And who could forget his appearance on the Simpsons as the Spelling Bee judge.
     

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