- Name: Studs Terkel
- Born: 05/16/1912
- Died: 10/31/2008 (96 years old)
- Occupation: Author, historian, radio personality, actor
- Website: studsterkel.org
Louis “Studs” Terkel (May 16, 1912– October 31, 2008) was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The Good War and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago.
Birth Name: Louis Terkel
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 1985
School: University of Chicago (Ph.B., 1932; J.D., 1934)
Alias: Studs Terkel
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Studs Terkel quotes :
If solace is any sort of succor to someone, that is sufficient. I believe in the faith of people, whatever faith they may have.Studs Terkel
People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.' We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations.Studs Terkel
That's why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic.Studs Terkel