Jim Carroll (I) (1949–2009)

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During the 1960s, Carroll was a basketball prodigy and a fountain of untapped talent. He was also progressively becoming an addict. Through his teenage years, he discovered love, loss, pain, and joy, which is recounted in his memoir, "The Basketball Diaries", which tells the story of being lost; searching for something of substance and meaning; ... See full bio »

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The Basketball Diaries Frankie Pinewater
Dawn of the Dead Soundtrack


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 1995 The Basketball Diaries
Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)
 1984 Listen to the City
 1981 Fridays (TV Series)
- Episode #2.17 (1981)
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Recording artist whose albums include Catholic Boy (1980), which included the hit "People Who Died"; Dry Dreams (1982); I Write Your Name (1983); Praying Mantis (1991); World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band (1994); Pools of Mercury (1998); and Runaway (2000).

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | See more »

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James Dennis Carroll


Rosemary Klemfuss  (divorced)

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Released 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. See more »

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