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Larry King

Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and ten Cable ACE Awards. He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview TV program Larry King Live on CNN. King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, New York City, to an Austrian immigrant Edward Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense plant worker, and his wife Jennie Gitlitz, a garment worker, who emigrated from Belarus. King's father died at 44 of heart disease, and his mother had to go on welfare to support her two sons. His father's death greatly affected King, and he lost interest in school. After graduating from high school, he worked to help support his mother. From an early age, however, he had wanted to go into radio. King is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. A CBS staff announcer, whom King met by chance, told him to go to Florida, a growing media market where openings still existed for inexperienced broadcasters. King rode a train to Miami. After initial

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Larry King -- Beats Rap in Court … Take That Coppers!

Larry King
Beats Rap in Court … Take That Coppers!

Larry King skated in court when the cop was a no-show -- but new evidence shows Larry may have gotten away with murder!!  And by murder we mean a minor traffic infraction. Now … let's… READ MORE >

Larry King -- Beats Cell Phone Ticket -- I Scared the Crap Out of the Cop!!!

Larry King
Beats Cell Phone Ticket I Scared the Crap Out of the Cop!!!

Larry King just beat a traffic ticket because the cowardly cop didn't have the balls to face him in court ... at least that's the way Larry sees it.King went to court Wednesday to fight the… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Larry King -- Calls for Women in Late Night ... While Eyeballing a Hot Chick

Larry King
Calls for Women in Late Night ... While Eyeballing a Hot Chick

Larry King definitely thinks it's time for a woman to host a late night ta-- whoa ... look at that fine piece of ass!The legendary talker was out to dinner last night with Los Angeles Dodgers… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Larry King -- Surprise 80th Birthday Party at Dodger Stadium

Larry King
Surprise 80th B-Day Party at Dodger Stadium

Larry King's wife pulled a risky move Friday night ... throwing a surprise birthday for her 80-year old husband ... but don't worry, the T.V. legend made it out alive.Larry's wife Shawn King… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Larry King -- Ryan Seacrest Picks Out My Clothes

Larry King
Ryan Seacrest Picks Out My Clothes

There's a reason Larry King always looks like a million bucks -- the news icon tells TMZ, Ryan Seacrest personally picks out his flashy duds.78-year-old King was at LAX last week with his wife… READ MORE >

- 855 days ago
Larry King Fumbledores Big Time -- Harry Potter, Who?

Larry King Fumbledores Big Time -- Harry Potter, Who?

Just days after interviewing "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe, 77-year-old Larry King had already FORGOTTEN the actor's name -- telling us, "I love the kid, Dennis. He's a great guy."We love… READ MORE >

- 1213 days ago
Situation's Racial Joke CHOPPED from Trump Roast

Situation's Racial Joke
CHOPPED from Trump Roast

The Situation's HORRIBLE live routine at the "Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump" was far more PAINFUL than it appeared on TV ... and TMZ has uncovered the TERRIBLE "jokes" that were cut from… READ MORE >

- 1326 days ago
Larry King -- Just Beat It!

Larry King -- Just Beat It!

After 25 years, Larry King ended his talk show by wearing an '80s red leather jacket last night.The 77-year-old is bad. READ MORE >

- 1415 days ago
Wesley Snipes: Larry King Could Save Me from Prison

Wesley Snipes: Larry King Could Save Me from Prison

Wesley Snipes believes some crucial new evidence emerged during his appearance on "Larry King Live" last night -- evidence that he hopes will keep him out of prison. During the show, Larry read a… READ MORE >

- 1424 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- I'm Not Going to Prison ... Yet

Wesley Snipes -- I'm Not Going to Prison ... Yet

Wesley Snipes has less than two days to turn himself in to federal prison -- but dude's still hoping he won't have to ... telling Larry King tonight, "We still believe in miracles. Don't send me… READ MORE >

- 1425 days ago

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