Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Studs Terkel On Baseball

More on Studs:
Terkel was born in New York, New York to Russian Jewish parents, but at the age of eight he moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, where he spent most of his life. His father, Robert, was a tailor and his mother, Anna (Finkel), was a circus performer. He had two brothers, Ben (1907–1965) and Meyer.
From 1926 to 1936, his parents ran a rooming house that was a collecting point for people of all types. Terkel credited his knowledge of the world to the tenants who gathered in the lobby of the hotel and the people who congregated in nearby Bughouse Square. In 1939, he married Ida Goldberg (1912–1999) and they had one son, Paul (also known as Dan), who was named after Paul Robeson.
Terkel received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1934, but he said that instead of practicing law, he wanted to be a concierge at a hotel and he soon joined a theater group.

The information on Studs' family allowed me to figure out his whereabouts in 1912 when he was born.

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