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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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Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback: George Plimpton: 9781599218090: Amazon.com: Books

Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback: George Plimpton: 9781599218090: Amazon.com: Books

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The Man in the Flying Lawn Chair, George Plimpton

The Man in the Flying Lawn Chair, George Plimpton

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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

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Photos: George Plimpton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Zadie Smith at Shakespeare and Company in Paris | Vanity Fair

Photos: George Plimpton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Zadie Smith at Shakespeare and Company in Paris | Vanity Fair

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George Plimpton Picture

George Plimpton Picture

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