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Ric Burns on George Plimpton's Death

  • Aired: 05/16/2014
  • 02:10
  • Rating: TV-PG
"It was like a light on top of the Empire State Building went out when he died," says filmmaker Ric Burns about Plimpton's death in 2003. "You felt like he couldn't die. His indescribably handsome, boyish quality kept on giving the older he got. His eternally adolescent, prep school energy promised to keep on going." A web exclusive outtake from "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."
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Documentary filmmaker Ric Burns describes the surprise of George Plimpton's death.
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