Irv Kupcinet

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General Information

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Name: Irv Kupcinet

Pen Name: None

Born: July, 1912 in Chicago, Il

Died: November, 2003 in Chicago, Il

Illinois Connection

Irv "Kup" Kupcinet lived and worked in Chicago his entire life.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from the University of North Dakota he joined the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. A serious shoulder injury resulted in him giving up football and in 1935 became a sports writer with the Chicago Times.

In 1948 Kupcinet was given his own column for the Chicago Sun-Times. Over the years, his column was distributed to more than 100 newspapers around the world. In 1952 Kupcinet became a television talk show host on CBS. Five years later he replaced Jack Parr on NBC’s America After the Dark, which eventually became The Tonight Show.

Published Works

  • Kup's Chicago, World Publishing Company, 1962
  • Kup, A Man, An Era, A City, Bonus Books, 1988

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Kup's Chicago

ASIN: B000OK2W48
Release Date: 1962

Kup: A Man, an Era, a City

ISBN: 0933893701
Release Date: 1988-09

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

In 1982, Kupcinet was elected to Chicago's Journalism Hall of Fame.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Irv Kupcinet on WorldCat

Irv Kupcinet on Amazon


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