James Toback Overview

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Born: November 23, 1944

A native New Yorker, James Toback earned degrees from both Harvard and Columbia before starting out as an English instructor at the City College of New York. While there, he began writing freelance articles for various magazines. For one of them, he interviewed football star Jim Brown, and the two became such close friends that Toback wrote the 1971 biography, Jim: The Author's Self-Centered Memoir of the Great Jim Brown. The book attracted attention in Hollywood, where Brown had parlayed... See All


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