5' 7" (1.70 m)
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I think it's important for anyone on a newspaper, particularly one who is doing a column, to "build his fences." . . . Of course I mean make as many friends as you can. You never know from where the next line or paragraph is coming. One of your best stories may come from a fellow whose face you never liked, but whom you were nice to -- and he appreciated your being civil to him, which is why he ...
Daughter Gloria died from pneumonia when she was nine. Winchell called it "the only tragedy in my life."
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