Studs Terkel

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Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 31, 2008 (96)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 31, 2008 (96)

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About

Author, historian, and radio personality who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1985 non-fiction work, The Good War. He is also remembered for his oral histories of ordinary Americans.

Before Fame

He began his career as a voice actor and radio news announcer. He subsequently starred in a 1950s television program called Studs' Place and went on to publish his first book, Giants of Jazz, in 1956.

Trivia

He hosted The Studs Terkel Program on Chicago radio from 1952 to 1997.

Family Life

He was married to Ida Goldberg for 87 years. Together, they had had a son named Dan Terkel.

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He interviewed many celebrity guests on his Chicago-based radio show, including singer Bob Dylan .

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