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Jimmy Breslin Edit Profile

columnist , writer

Jimmy Breslin, American columnist, writer. Recipient award for national reporting Sigma Delta Chi, 1964, Meyer Berger award for local reporting, 1964, New York Reporters Association award reporting, 1964, Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 1986, George K. Polk award, 1986.

Background

Breslin, Jimmy was born on October 17, 1929 in Jamaica, New York, United States. Son of James Earl and Frances (Curtin) Breslin.

Education

Student, Long Island University, 1950.

Career

Syndicated columnist, New York Herald-TribuneSyndicated columnist, Paris TribuneSyndicated columnist, New York Daily NewsSyndicated columnist, Newsday, Long Island, New York.

Works

Membership

New York City Candidate for president City Council, New York City, 1969. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1972, 76. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild American.

Connections

Married Rosemary Dattolico, December 26, 1954 (deceased June 1981). Children: James and Kevin (twins), Rosemary (deceased), Patrick, Kelly, Christopher. Married Ronnie Myers Eldridge, September 12, 1982.

Stepchildren: Daniel, Emily, Lucy Eldridge.

father:
James Earl Breslin

mother:
Frances (Curtin) Breslin

spouses:
Rosemary Dattolico

Ronnie Myers Eldridge

children:
James and Kevin Breslin (twins)

Rosemary Breslin (deceased)

Patrick Breslin

Kelly Breslin

Christopher Breslin

Daniel Breslin

Emily Breslin

Lucy Eldridge Breslin