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Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameWilliam Peter Hamill

Mini Bio (1)

Started his career at the New York Post in 1960. He has written for numerous national magazines, has worked as a syndicated columnist, and was most recently editor in chief of the New York Daily News. His books include eight novels, two collections of stories, and A Drinking Life, his bestselling memoir.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Vice-4

Spouse (2)

Fukiko Aoki (23 May 1987 - present)
Ramona Negron (3 February 1962 - 1970) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Eldest of 7 children born to Catholic immigrants from Belfast.
Attended a Jesuit high school.
Won a Grammy in the "Best Album Notes" category for Bob Dylan's "Blood On the Tracks" [1975]
The premise of his novel "Forever" was inadvertently paralleled by the TV show New Amsterdam (2008).
His work has been published in Rolling Stones, Esquire and the New Yorker.
From his first marriage to Ramona Negron, he has two grown daughters, Adriene (born 1962) and Deirdre (born 1964).
Brother of novelist-screenwriter Denis Hamill.

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