As if everything else wasn't enough, George Plimpton wrestled the assassin (Sirhan Sirhan) of politician (and his college friend, Robert Kennedy) to the ground immediately after the assassination.  Fascinating guy.

As if everything else wasn't enough, George Plimpton wrestled the assassin (Sirhan Sirhan) of politician (and his college friend, Robert Kennedy) to the ground immediately after the assassination. Fascinating guy.

Olympic Opening Ceremonies - During the opening ceremonies for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, former Soviet gold medalist Olga Korbut (center left) holds a symbolic Olympic torch displaying her many medals as she celebrates with others the arrival of the official Olympic Flame, July 18, 1980. (AP Photo)

Olympic Opening Ceremonies - During the opening ceremonies for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, former Soviet gold medalist Olga Korbut (center left) holds a symbolic Olympic torch displaying her many medals as she celebrates with others the arrival of the official Olympic Flame, July 18, 1980. (AP Photo)

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George Plimpton, legendary editor of The Paris Review-The Paris Review is always worth reading

George Plimpton, legendary editor of The Paris Review-The Paris Review is always worth reading

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"I never understood people who don't have bookshelves." - George Plimpton #quotes #writing #reading

"I never understood people who don't have bookshelves." - George Plimpton #quotes #writing #reading

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George Plimpton Picture

George Plimpton Picture

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1981 Intellivision & Atari Video Game Ad "George Plimpton" Vintage Advertisement Print

1981 Intellivision & Atari Video Game Ad "George Plimpton" Vintage Advertisement Print

Sports journalism legend George Plimpton starts in goal for the Rowdies in an exhibition indoor match, February 1979

Sports journalism legend George Plimpton starts in goal for the Rowdies in an exhibition indoor match, February 1979

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George, Being George: George Plimpton's Life  ALDRICH, NELSON W

George, Being George: George Plimpton's Life ALDRICH, NELSON W

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