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Svengoolie, Chicago Street Theatre mark special anniversaries

Svengoolie, Chicago Street Theatre mark special anniversaries

Chicago TV personality Rick Koz, the jovial alter-ego under the black and white make-up that creates funny fiend Svengoolie, admits even he finds it "a little scary" that he is celebrating 35 years as his spooky television show host counterpart.

October 29, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Svengoolie with Coffin

Svengoolie with Coffin

Svengoolie has been a favorite fright-night fixture on Chicago's WCIU-MeTV for two decades.

October 29, 2014 10:45 pm
Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Chicago TV hosting legend Son of Svengoolie is shown in the upper left corner of the cover art for Scary Monsters magazine issue 8, with his creepy contemporaries, including (clockwise), his predecessor Svengoolie, Vampira, Zacherley, Elvira, Morgus, Ghoulardi, The Host and Dr. Paul Bearer.

October 29, 2014 10:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Reader wonders what happened to CBS news' Susan Carlson?

OFFBEAT: Reader wonders what happened to CBS news' Susan Carlson?

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Original Svengoolie Hippie TV Host Character Portrayed by Jerry G. Bishop

Original Svengoolie Hippie TV Host Character Portrayed by Jerry G. Bishop

The original "Svengoolie" hippie TV host character was created and played by Chicago radio personality Jerry G. Bishop, who died at age 77 in San Diego on Sept. 15.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Chicago TV hosting legend Son of Svengoolie is shown in the upper left corner of the cover art for Scary Monsters magazine issue 8, with his creepy contemporaries, including (clockwise), his predecessor Svengoolie, Vampira, Zacherley, Elvira, Morgus, Ghoulardi, The Host and Dr. Paul Bearer.

April 01, 2011 12:00 am
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