Jimmy Walker, we’ve seen you beforePosted: July 31, 2016
Hail Jimmy Walker. PGA champion and winner of the Wannamaker Trophy. But you’re not the first famous Jimmy Walker. We’ve seen you before.
Jimmy Walker, aka Beau James, at right, was major of New York City between 1926 and 1932. The flamboyant Democrat Walker was part of the Tammany Hall machine, and was forced to resign during a corruption scandal.
Another Jimmy Walker was Jimmy Walker, a guard from Providence College who played nine years in the NBA, with the Pistons, Rockets and Kings. A two-time NBA All-Star, Walker is the father of former NBA player Jalen Rose. He died of lung cancer in 2007.
And then there was Jimmie Walker, an actor and comedian known best for his performances on the TV series Good Times. Walker’s character was known for the catchphrase “Dy-no-Mite!”
Can’t forget your cousin, Johnny Walker.