Winchell (film)

Winchell is an HBO television film directed by Paul Mazursky which dramatizes the life of columnist Walter Winchell. It is based on the book Walter Winchell: His Life and Times by Herman Klurfeld.

Winchell
Directed byPaul Mazursky
Produced byStan Wlodkowski
Written byScott Abbott
Based onWalter Winchell: His Life and Times
by Herman Klurfeld
Starring
Distributed byHBO
Release date
  • November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
Running time
96 minutes
LanguageEnglish

Premise

The film follows Walter Winchell from his early days as a tabloid gossip columnist to his rise as he takes on the United States' most powerful propagandist.[1][2]

Cast

Awards

Stanley Tucci won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance as Winchell. He was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

See also

References

  1. Goodman, Walter (November 21, 1998). "Putting Down the Big Shots While Snuggling Up". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  2. Rose, Judd; Walls, Scott (December 9, 1998). "Walter Winchell, ex-big shot, resurrected on the small screen". CNN. New York. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
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