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Jim Carroll


An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he’s most widely known for his autobiographical work, The Golf ball Diaries. He released another memoir, Compelled Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987. He was raised on the low East Aspect of NY and briefly examined at Columbia School. He released his initial poetry collection, Organic Trains, while he is at senior high school. During his turbulent youngsters, he led a dual life being a superstar basketball participant and a heroin-addicted sex employee. He was created right into a working-class, Irish-American family members. In 1963, he gained a scholarship towards the esteemed Trinity College in NEW YORK. His function, The Golf ball Diaries, was modified right into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

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Full Name Jim Carroll
Date Of Birth August 1, 1949
Died September 11, 2009, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Autobiographer
Education University of Toronto
Nationality American
Siblings Tom Carroll
Movies Obscene, The Basketball Diaries, Tuff Turf, Poetry in Motion, He Knows You're Alone, Listen to the City
Star Sign Leo

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1Finishing work on his first novel, The Petting Zoo, which he has been working on for over a decade. The novel is due for publication sometime in 2005 by Viking Penguin. [March 2005]
2Released four albums with his band "The Jim Carroll Band". The album "Catholic Boy" was released in 1980 followed by "Dry Dreams" in 82 and "I Write Your Name" in 84, all of which were released by Atlantic Records. In 1993 "A World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band" was released by Rhino Records.
3Released an EP called "Runaway EP" in 2000.
4Released a spoken word and music album in 1998 called "Pools of Mercury".



Ouija2014/IVShort writer: "People Who Died"
The Darwin Awards2006writer: "People Who Died" - as Jim Dennis Carroll
Dawn of the Dead2004writer: "People Who Died"
Still Breathing1997performer: "Invention No.1 in C-Major"
The Basketball Diaries1995performer: "Catholic Boy" / writer: "Catholic Boy", "People Who Died"
Tuff Turf1985performer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE" / writer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE"
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982performer: "People Who Died" / writer: "People Who Died"



The Basketball Diaries1995Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)
Listen to the City1984Hupar



Curtis's Charm1995story
The Basketball Diaries1995novel



The Third Mind2000Documentary
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets1989DocumentaryHimself
Tuff Turf1985Himself
Poetry in Motion1982DocumentaryHimself

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