Jim Carroll (Autobiographer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Jim Carroll

James Dennis Carroll was an American author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries; the book inspired a 1995 film of the same title that starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll.

Born: James Dennis Carroll, August 1, 1949, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: September 11, 2009, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Author, poet, musician
Years active: 1967–2009
Known for: The Basketball Diaries
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About Jim Carroll

An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Basketball Diaries. He published a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987.

Before Fame

He grew up on the Lower East Side of New York and briefly studied at Columbia University. He published his first poetry collection, Organic Trains, while he was in high school.


During his turbulent youth, he led a double life as a star basketball player and a heroin-addicted sex worker.

Family Life

He was born into a working-class, Irish-American family. In 1963, he earned a scholarship to the prestigious Trinity School in New York City.


His work, The Basketball Diaries, was adapted into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

Information related to Jim Carroll

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  • http://www.legacy.com/NYTimes/DeathNotices.asp?page=lifestory&personid=132837874 AP Obituary in The New York Times

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