Walter Winchell

Journalist, commentator Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell was an American newspaper and radio gossip commentator.
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THE WEEK AHEAD; Sept. 4 -- Sept. 10
NYTimes - over 6 years
Art Robin Pogrebin Mary Wollstonecraft's treatise ''A Vindication of the Rights of Woman'' -- in which she asserted the equality of the sexes -- is widely considered a foundation of the modern women's rights movement. Now the artist MATTHEW BUCKINGHAM is using it as a video monologue in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that pays homage to
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Sept. 4 — Sept. 10 - New York Times
Google News - over 6 years
Some of the series's coming high points include the pungently sour “Sweet Smell of Success,” in which Burt Lancaster plays a bullying newspaper columnist inspired by Walter Winchell, and Sidney Lumet's fiercely realistic police corruption thriller,
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Very Professional Reporter Asks Soccer Player To Autograph Her Ass - BestWeekEver.tv (satire)
Google News - over 6 years
... most professional sense of the word) Viviana Sánchez interviewing soccer player Wilson Munoz after a match and, in a move of hard-hitting journalism reminiscent of the late Walter Winchell, pulling down her pants and asking for him to sign her ass
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Crime History: Murder Inc. boss - Washington Examiner
Google News - over 6 years
24, in 1939, the leader of the mob hit squad, "Murder Inc." surrendered to columnist Walter Winchell, who then turned him over to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. In 1937, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter went into hiding, and sought to have Murder Inc. hitmen
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Weekend Spotlight: Author Neil Gabler To Speak at Amagansett Library - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Gabler's four books written about the history of Hollywood and entertainment includes a critically-acclaimed biography of gossip columnist and radio broadcaster Walter Winchell. Gabler's next published work will be a biography of Sen. Edward Kennedy
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Andy Griffith: Behind The Music - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
... cast included some other heavy hitters as well, among them Walter Matthau, Tony Franciosa and in her first film role, Lee Remick, with cameos from future 60 Minutes luminary Mike Wallace and the notorious gossip column pioneer Walter Winchell
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The New Guy: Interview With Warehouse 13's Aaron Ashmore - The Morton Report
Google News - over 6 years
In the following episode, “Trials,” she and Pete must find Walter Winchell's tie clip, which causes a person to regress and lose their memory. Meanwhile, Artie puts Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) in charge of her first mission and sends her with Steve in
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A life way beyond colorful - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 6 years
Columnist Walter Winchell intimated that Parker and Nica were having an affair. (Kastin doesn't think so, nor do the many people he's interviewed.) Soon after Parker's death, Nica was asked to leave. She found a similarly luxe living situation in a
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I offer a toast to Mr. Okrent's book - Bluffton News Banner
Google News - over 6 years
Stack played the tight-lipped Treasury agent Eliot Ness in “The Untouchables,” the television series with the ponderous theme song that featured Walter Winchell's equally ponderous narration. So when Ness confronted Al Capone and the boozy bad guys,
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Lithgow returns to Broadway as a columnist - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 6 years
Lithgow, who recently won an Emmy on Dexter, got a Tony for playing another columnist based on Walter Winchell in the 2002 musical The Sweet Smell of Success. He also earned a Tony in 1973 for his Broadway debut in The Changing Room
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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, July 23-29: Zach Braff, a Move for the ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 6 years
And in the 2002 musical The Sweet Smell of Success, for which he received a Tony Award, he played gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker, a character based on Walter Winchell. Which makes me think: Lithgow is what casting directors think journalists look and
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John Lithgow to return to Broadway as a columnist - 6abc.com
Google News - over 6 years
Lithgow, who recently won an Emmy on "Dexter," got a Tony for playing another columnist based on Walter Winchell in the 2002 musical "The Sweet Smell of Success." He also earned a Tony in 1973 for his Broadway debut in "The Changing Room
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TBR; Inside the List
NYTimes - over 6 years
ADVANCE MAN: A few weeks ago, I promised to eat my complete Harry Potter library if ''A Dance With Dragons,'' the eagerly awaited fifth installment in George R. R. Martin's ''Song of Ice and Fire'' fantasy series, didn't enter the hardcover fiction list at No. 1. That's probably still a safe bet, though I did wonder if I should start firing up the
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7 Reasons Why You Need To See Sweet Smell Of Success In Brooklyn Bridge Park ... - Gothamist
Google News - over 6 years
Falco sees the key to success personified in JJ Hunsecker, the feared gossip columnist inspired by real-life columnist and radio host Walter Winchell, who wielded immense power in the middle of the 20th century. Burt Lancaster is riveting and
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Who took the fight out of Americans? - WND.com
Google News - over 6 years
Columnist Walter Winchell fixed them pretty good. He wrote 'There were more American flags than Americans'!" "I think we agree, comrades, that the weapon that works best against America isn't the hit, but the threat." "Why didn't we just threaten war
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'Warehouse 13' Recap: "Trials" - Ology
Google News - over 6 years
Eric's mother was only using Walter Winchell's tie clip (yep) to pull the memories out of key witnesses in order to protect her son. Since the tie's mind-wipe powers were activated by asking questions, she'd made Sawyer the attorney her pawn,
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 74
    He led the charity - with the support of celebrities including Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Marilyn Monroe, and Joe DiMaggio - until his own death from cancer in 1972.
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  • 1969
    Age 71
    Winchell announced his retirement on February 5, 1969, citing the tragedy of his son's suicide as a major reason, while also noting the delicate health of Magee.
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  • 1968
    Age 70
    Walter Jr., the only son of the journalist, committed suicide in his family's garage on Christmas night, 1968.
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  • 1963
    Age 65
    The New York Daily Mirror, his flagship newspaper for 34 years, closed in 1963; his readership dropped steadily, and he faded from the public eye.
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  • 1960
    Age 62
    In 1960, he signed with NBC to host a variety program called The Walter Winchell Show, which was canceled after only thirteen weeks—a particularly bitter failure in view of the success of his longtime rival Ed Sullivan in a similar format.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1957
    Age 59
    He starred in The Walter Winchell File, a television crime drama series that initially aired from 1957 to 1958, dramatizing cases from the New York City Police Department that were covered in the New York Daily Mirror.
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  • 1955
    Age 57
    His weekly radio broadcast was simulcast on ABC television until he ended that association because of a dispute with ABC executives in 1955.
  • 1948
    Age 50
    During World War II, he attacked the National Maritime Union, the labor organization for the civilian United States Merchant Marine which he said was run by Communists. In 1948 and 1949, he and influential leftist columnist Drew Pearson "inaccurately and maliciously assaulted Secretary of Defense James Forrestal in columns and radio broadcasts."
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 39
    One example of his profile at his professional peak was being mentioned in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1937 song "The Lady Is a Tramp": "I follow Winchell, and read every line."
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  • 1930
    Age 32
    His Sunday night radio broadcast was heard by another 20 million people from 1930 to the late 1950s.
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    He made his radio debut over WABC in New York, a CBS affiliate, on May 12, 1930.
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  • 1929
    Age 31
    He was hired on June 10, 1929 by the New York Daily Mirror where he finally became the author of the first syndicated gossip column, entitled On-Broadway.
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  • 1928
    Age 30
    The couple separated a few years later, and he moved in with June Magee, who had already given birth to their first child, a daughter named Walda. Winchell and Greene eventually divorced in 1928.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 22
    He began his career in journalism by posting notes about his acting troupe on backstage bulletin boards. He joined the Vaudeville News in 1920, then left the paper for the Evening Graphic in 1924, where his column was named Mainly About Mainstreeters.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Born on April 7, 1897.
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