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Richard Zoglin (born August 8, 1948) is an American journalist and author.

Richard Zoglin
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Born (1948-08-08) August 8, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationJournalist, author
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Notable awardsSamuel Johnson Prize
SpouseCharla Krupp (1992-2012; her death)

He has covered entertainment for Time[1] for over 20 years, and is now a senior editor there. He is the author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century, a 2014 biography of comedian Bob Hope.

In 2008, he published Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America, describing Lenny Bruce and the influence of the generation of stand-ups[2] who followed him and elaborated on his style.


Zoglin obtained his degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he later received his master's degree in journalism.[3]


Zoglin was married to his wife Charla Krupp on 1 August 1992 in East Hampton, Illinois. Mrs. Zoglin is an entertainment editor for Glamour magazine. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois. Zoglin's father was the head of Zoglin Brothers Builders in Kansas City.[3] She died from breast cancer on January 23, 2012.


  • Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. Bloomsbury USA. 3 February 2009. ISBN 978-1-58234-625-0.
  • Hope: Entertainer of the Century. Simon & Schuster. 4 November 2014. ISBN 978-1-4391-4858-7.
  • Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show[4]


  1. ^ Naremore, James (2008). More than night: film noir in its contexts. University of California Press. pp. 163–. ISBN 978-0-520-25402-2. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Jacob (2011-02-07). Spoken Word: Postwar American Phonograph Cultures. University of California Press. pp. 155–. ISBN 978-0-520-26704-6. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Weddings; Charla Krupp and Richard Zoglin". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Elvis in Vegas". July 23, 2019 – via