Walter Winchell

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Walter Winchell (1960)

Walter Winchell (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972), an American newspaper and radio commentator, invented the gossip column at the New York Evening Graphic.


  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
  • Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let’s go to press.
  • Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Quotes about Winchell[edit]

  • At the height of his popularity, in the late 1930s, 50 million people—two-thirds of American adults—read Winchell's syndicated column and listened to his Sunday-night radio broadcast.

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