Winchell (film)

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Directed by Paul Mazursky
Produced by Stan Wlodkowski
Written by Scott Abbott
Based on Walter Winchell: His Life and Times
by Herman Klurfeld
Distributed by HBO
Release date
  • November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
Running time
96 minutes
Language English

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.


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]



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.

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  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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