AKA Thomas Louis Magliozzi
Birthplace: East Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Radio Personality
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: "Don't drive like my brother"
Military service: US Army (1958-59)
MIT-educated auto mechanic who, with his younger brother Ray Magliozzi, co-hosted public radio's long-running auto repair show, Car Talk. Drove a 1963 Dodge Dart for decades, and frequently referred to it on the air, until it could no longer be repaired.
"Some guy I met said it's amazing how we use cars on our show as an excuse to discuss everything in the world -- energy, psychology, behavior, love, money, economics and finance. The cars themselves are boring as hell."
Father: Louis Magliozzi (b. 1907, d. 2000)
Mother: Elizabeth Magliozzi (b. 1914, d. 2003)
Brother: Ray Magliozzi
High School: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA (1954)
University: BS Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1958)
University: MS Engineering Management, Northwestern University (1963)
University: PhD, Boston University
GTE Sylvania (1960-62)
Foxboro Company Engineer & executive (1962-74)
Car Talk (Co-Host, 1977-2012)
National Public Radio
Risk Factors: Color Blindness, Alzheimer's
Author of books:
Car Talk: With Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers (1991, with Ray Magliozzi)
How to Buy a Used Car (1996, with Ray Magliozzi)
A Haircut in Horse Town, and Other Great Car Talk Puzzlers (1998, with Doug Berman and Ray Magliozzi)
In Our Humble Opinion: Car Talk's Click and Clack Rant and Rave (2000, with Ray Magliozzi)
Car Talk Road Trip Journal & Maintenance Log (2006, with Ray Magliozzi)
Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk (2008, with Ray Magliozzi)
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