Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Real Omar

It's inevitably a bit undramatic (which is the good news in this case), but the New York Times had the great idea of profiling Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for Omar Little, one of the more memorable characters in "The Wire," which is saying something. Andrews is getting married this weekend to Fran Boyd, whose past drug problems were dramatized in the HBO miniseries "The Corner."
"I don’t have many heroes left," said David Simon, a former reporter for The Baltimore Sun who co-wrote “The Corner” and created "The Wire." "Woody Guthrie and Fran, I guess — and I’m not so sure about Woody."


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