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Irv Kupcinet

Born: July, 1912 in Chicago, Il
Died: November, 2003 in Chicago, Il

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Irv 'Kup' Kupcinet lived and worked in Chicago his entire life.

Biography: 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 NBCs America After the Dark, which eventually became The Tonight Show.

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

Irv Kupcinet on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Kup's Chicago :
ISBN: 9781891053757 OCLC: 769343153

Garrett County Press, Lanham : 2012.

Writing in the breezy style that made his syndicated Sun-Times column so widely read, Chicago's favorite newspaperman-about-town and TV personality presents his city as only he could know it. Kup's Chicago is a step back into a time of Daly the First, the supremacy of the Pump Room and three martini lunches. This is a grand and exuberant tour of the politics, literature, crime, football, business and art that made 50s and 60s Chicago the City of Big Shoulders.

  Kup, a man, an era, a city :
ISBN: 0933893701 OCLC: 18621120

Bonus Books, Chicago : ©1988.