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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.

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


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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