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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 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 >

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 >

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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 >

- 1600 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 >

- 1609 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 >

- 1610 days ago
Larry King: Exhibit A in Mel vs. Oksana Custody War

Larry King: Exhibit A in Mel vs. Oksana Custody War

Larry King's interview with Oksana Grigorieva is officially part of her custody war with Mel Gibson ...  TMZ has learned. As we first reported, Mel believes Oksana's appearance on "Larry King… READ MORE >

- 1625 days ago
Barbara Bush to Sarah Palin: Stay in Alaska!

Barbara Bush to Sarah Palin: Stay in Alaska!

It is on now!!!! As part of an interview airing tomorrow on "Larry King Live," former First Lady Barbara Bush said of Sarah Palin, "I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful. And I think… READ MORE >

- 1626 days ago
Oksana: Mel Hit Me, Choked Me, Brandished a Gun

Oksana: Mel Hit Me, Choked Me, Brandished a Gun

Oksana Grigorieva just told Larry King that Mel Gibson hit her, choked her, and then waved a gun at her during a violent encounter on January 6. Oksana said she was holding their daughter Lucia… READ MORE >

- 1629 days ago
Mel Gibson: Mum on Oksana's Larry King Interview

Mel Gibson: Mum on Oksana's Larry King Interview

Mel Gibson hit a hot Hollywood club last night -- and though she may have been on his mind, he wasn't talking about Oksana Grigorieva.  And guess what ... his soon-to-be ex-wife Robyn was… READ MORE >

- 1630 days ago
Oksana: Why I Recorded Mel ...

Oksana: Why I Recorded Mel ...

Oksana Grigorieva told Larry King she recorded Mel Gibson's threatening rants because she thought Mel was going to kill her and she wanted her mother to have proof.... this according to sources… READ MORE >

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