Jimmy Breslin Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Jimmy Breslin Biography
  • Name: Jimmy Breslin
  • Age at Death: 88 years old
  • Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Journalist
  • Net Worth: Pending
  • Status: Deceased

Jimmy Breslin was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author. Dubbed a “street reporter”, he’s written columns for the likes of the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday. He’s authored several fiction and nonfiction books. Breslin was born James Earl Breslin on October 17, 1928 in Queens, New York. His father James, was a musician, and his mother, Frances, a teacher. He had a sister named Deirdre. Breslin was raised by his mother in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. He attended John Adams High School followed by Long Island University. He was an avid football player back in high school.

Breslin began his career as a journalist with the Long Island Press. He served as a columnist for The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Post, The New York Daily News and Newsday. He ran unsuccessful for president of the New York City Council in 1969. Breslin covered the “Son of Sam (David Berkowitz) killings” in 1977. He hosted his own late night program, Jimmy Breslin’s People, on ABC in 1986.

Breslin’s first novel, The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, was published in 1969 by Viking Press. The book was adopted into a 1971 film starring Jerry Orbach and Robert De Niro. Breslin’s other publications include I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me (1996), I Don’t Want To Go to Jail (2001), and The Good Rat (2008). His film credits include If Ever I See You Again (1978) with Joe Brooks, and Summer of Sam (1999) with John Leguizamo.

Breslin was awarded the George Polk Award in 1985. He was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986.

Jimmy Breslin died on March 19, 2017 at the age of 86. His reported cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Breslin had a peak height of 5ft 11in and he was of Irish ancestry. He was married to first wife ‘Rosemary Dattalico’ from 1954 to 1981, and second wife ‘Ronnie Eldridge’ from 1982 until his death in 2017. He had six children: James, Kevin, Rosemary, Patrick, Kelly and Christopher.

Jimmy Breslin Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Jimmy Breslin Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: James Earl Breslin
  • Birthday: October 17, 1928
  • Place of Birth: Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Journalist, Author, Actor
  • Net Worth & Salary:
  • Marriage(s): Rosemary Dattalico, Ronnie Eldridge
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: March 19, 2017
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia
  • Place of Death: New York, U.S.

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