John Helyar (born 1951)  is an American former journalist who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine and Bloomberg News. He currently works as a research analyst at Select Equity Group.
His reporting with Bryan Burrough on RJR Nabisco earned them the 1989 Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline and/or Beat Writing. They turned their research into the book Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (held in 2249 libraries ), which was made into a film of the same title.
|Born||May 14, 1951|
|Alma mater||University of Missouri|
|Notable works||Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, Barbarians at the Gate|
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The film was directed by Glenn Jordan and written by Larry Gelbart. It stars James Garner as F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco, and Jonathan Pryce as Henry Kravis, his chief rival for the company. It also features Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy and Fred Dalton Thompson.
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