Individual Details

Louis I "Studs" Terkel

(16 May 1912 - 31 Oct 2008)

Education.. University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1932, J.D., 1934.
CAREER.. Worked as a civil service employee in Washington, DC, and as a
stage actor and movie house manager during the 1930s and 1940s; host of
interview show Wax Museum on radio station WFMT, Chicago, IL, 1945--.
Moderator of television program Studs' Place, Chicago, 1950-53. Actor in
stage plays, including Detective Story, 1950, A View from the Bridge, 1958,
Light Up the Sky, 1959, and The Cave Dwellers, 1960. Master of ceremonies at
New-port Folk Festival, 1959 and 1960, Ravina Music Festival, Ravina, IL,
1959, University of Chicago Folk Festival, 1961, and others. Also columnist
and narrator of films.

see also


Birth16 May 1912Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Residence19201721 Bathgate Ave, Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Graduation1928High School
Marriage2 Jul 1939Ida E Goldberg
Email2008Obsolete -;;, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death31 Oct 200860640 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Alt nameStuds Terkel
OccupationColumnist, Interviewer and Actor (see notes)
Soc Sec No360-09-0774 IL
Residence60640 - 850 West Castlewood,, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


SpouseIda E Goldberg (1912 - 1999)
ChildDan Terkell
FatherSam "Samuel" Terkel (1877 - 1931)
MotherAnna Finkel (1877 - 1963)
SiblingChackel Terkel (1900 - 1903)
SiblingMeyer Terkel (1905 - 1958)
SiblingBen Terkel (1907 - 1965)
SiblingFanny Terkel (1910 - 1924)