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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, Shawn King -- Cheating Rumors ... Just Rumors (VIDEO)

Larry, Shawn King
Cheating Rumors ... Just Rumors

Larry and Shawn King just shot a segment for Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" and they sat side by side -- at times even touching -- and scoffed at reports she cheated on him. Larry and… READ MORE >

Larry King -- My Wife and I Will Work Things Out (VIDEO)

Larry King
My Wife and I Will Work Things Out

Larry King is not giving up on his marriage in the wake of reports his wife strayed. We got Larry in Bev Hills Thursday morning leaving Brooklyn Water Bagel ... which he owns. Larry was locked… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
'American Crime Story' -- The Real OJ Simpson Mystery ... Who Was Larry King Banging?

'American Crime Story'
The Real OJ Mystery ... Who Was Larry King Banging?

"American Crime Story" is missing out on the biggest mystery surrounding the O.J. Simpson case -- not who did it (we all know that) ... but whose ass Larry King was tapping while he was covering… READ MORE >

- 568 days ago
Amber Rose -- Listen Larry King ... My Ass Is About to Teach You a Lesson (TMZ TV)

Amber Rose
Yo Larry, My Ass Is About to Teach You a Lesson [TMZ TV]

As if Amber Rose appearing on “Larry King Now” isn’t weird enough -- Amber also tested Larry on street slang like fleek and turnt. And she has to wish she'd never brought up… READ MORE >

- 578 days ago
Larry King -- HGH Baseball Ban is Stupid VIDEO)

Larry King
HGH Baseball Ban is Stupid

Larry King made a strong case for green-lighting HGH in baseball. King was leaving Craig's in WeHo Saturday night when our photog asked about the hormone.   King clearly thinks the ban is… READ MORE >

- 599 days ago
Larry King -- I Was At Jackie Robinson's 1st Dodger Game

Larry King
I Was At Jackie Robinson's 1st Dodger Game

This is pretty cool ... Larry King was at Ebbets Field on that historic day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball ... and wait'll you hear how much he paid for a ticket… READ MORE >

- 613 days ago
Larry King -- I Want to Be the Next Host of 'Fashion Police'

Larry King
I Want to Be the Next Host of 'Fashion Police'

Khloe Kardashian and NeNe Leakes might be the favorites to fill the empty chair on "Fashion Police," but there is a new contender throwing his hat into the ring ... Larry King. Yes, the… READ MORE >

- 646 days ago
Larry King -- It's Gonna Be Hard for Brian Williams to Return to NBC

Larry King
It's Gonna Be Hard For Brian Williams to Return

Larry King is genuinely conflicted over Brian Williams' plight ... but in the end the talk show legend seems to think Brian will not return.  Our photog got King and wife Shawn leaving… READ MORE >

- 665 days ago
Justin Bieber -- I Brake for Kings in Crosswalks

Justin Bieber
I Brake for Kings in Crosswalks

Justin Bieber is done pretending ... it's time everyone knows the truth -- Biebs loves him some Larry King!Justin went out of his way to bro down with King while cruising through Beverly… READ MORE >

- 678 days ago
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 >

- 888 days ago

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