Studs Terkel

1912 - 2008

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Louis "Studs" Terkel (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008) was an American writer, historian, actor, and broadcaster. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Studs Terkel has received more than 684,601 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Studs Terkel is the 5,258th most popular writer (down from 4,463rd in 2019), the 10,325th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,005th in 2019) and the 780th most popular American Writer.

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  • 680k

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  • 53.30

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Studs Terkel ranks 5,258 out of 5,794Before him are Kristina Ohlsson, J. P. Donleavy, Mitch Albom, Saunders Lewis, Colley Cibber, and Roddy Doyle. After him are Jaime Bayly, Fareed Zakaria, Bernice Rubens, Damon Lindelof, Muhsin al-Ramli, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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Among people born in 1912, Studs Terkel ranks 303Before him are Wendy Barrie, Zohra Sehgal, Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein, Tillie Olsen, Muriel Humphrey Brown, and Henry M. Jackson. After him are Danny Thomas, Byron Nelson, Gerald Emmett Carter, Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ollerenshaw, and Dale Evans. Among people deceased in 2008, Studs Terkel ranks 299Before him are Chicão, Forrest J Ackerman, Mahendra Kapoor, Alexander Courage, Yodrak Salakjai, and Don LaFontaine. After him are Hazel Court, John Rutsey, Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Norman Dello Joio, Levi Stubbs, and Choi Yo-sam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Studs Terkel ranks 10,325 out of 15,968Before him are Mauricio Ochmann (1977), Patricia Blair (1933), Karen Pence (1957), Jack Holt (1888), Joanna Angel (1980), and Fabiano Caruana (1992). After him are Angie Everhart (1969), Kelli Williams (1970), Jerry Rice (1962), Chelsea Manning (1987), Mauri Rose (1906), and Jim Montgomery (1955).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Studs Terkel ranks 780Before him are Joel Surnow (1955), Kevin J. Anderson (1962), David McCullough (1933), David Gerrold (1944), J. P. Donleavy (1926), and Mitch Albom (1958). After him are Damon Lindelof (1973), Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872), Lydia Maria Child (1802), Frederica Sagor Maas (1900), Wayne C. Booth (1921), and Joel Osteen (1963).