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Jerry Springer

Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944), is a British-born American television presenter, best known as host of the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991. He was a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, and musician. Springer was born in Highgate tube station in London, England, while the station was in use as a shelter from German bombing during World War II and grew up on Chandos Road, East Finchley. His parents, Margot (née Kallmann; a bank clerk) and Richard Springer (owner of a shoe shop), were Jewish refugees who escaped from Landsberg an der Warthe, Germany (now Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland). His maternal grandmother Marie Kallmann, who was left behind, died in the gas trucks of Chelmno extermination camp. His paternal grandmother, Selma Springer, died at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In January 1949, Springer emigrated with his parents to the United States, settling in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York and attended Forest Hills High School. He and his sister Evelyn were raised in a small four-room apartment. One of his earliest memories about current events was when he was 12 and watching the 1956 Democratic

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- 918 days ago
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- 1392 days ago
Springer: I Would NEVER Interview Casey Anthony

Springer:
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- 1907 days ago
Jerry Springer: No Teeth, Big Problem

Jerry Springer:
No Teeth, Big Problem

Jerry Springer has been on the air for 18 years. His scientific equation for success: The less teeth his guests have, the longer the show lasts. READ MORE >

- 2880 days ago
Springer: I Told These People Not To Procreate!

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I Told These People Not To Procreate!

Jerry's show has been on for 18 years, and thanks to his vast array of freakshow guests who refuse to stop with the baby-makin' -- even though Springer specifically instructed them to quit -- the… READ MORE >

- 2889 days ago
Mistaken Identity Runs Amok!

Mistaken Identity
Runs Amok!

Stars were confused left and right today in the Thirty Mile Zone -- and while our photog mixed up Judith Light with other '80s mom Ellen Travolta from "Charles in Charge," Jerry Springer mistook… READ MORE >

- 2958 days ago
Springer to Speidi: Even I Don't Go There

Springer to Speidi:
Even I Don't Go There

Jerry Springer said he wouldn't have Heidi and Spencer get married on his show because celebrities aren't allowed on. Wait, so what's the problem? READ MORE >

- 2959 days ago
Springer Break in Bev Hills

Springer Break
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