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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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TMZ Live: Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan & Larry King

TMZ Live: Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan & Larry King

We took your questions on everything today -- including the latest in the Mel Gibson saga, Lindsay Lohan checking into a sober-living house, and Larry King's possible replacement. Plus: was "The… READ MORE >

TMZ Live: Mel Gibson, Lindsay's Lawyer & Larry King

TMZ Live: Mel Gibson, Lindsay's Lawyer & Larry King

We took your questions on everything today -- including a spousal abuse investigation in the Mel Gibson case, Lindsay Lohan's lawyer quitting, and Larry King bailing on his divorce.  READ MORE >

- 1633 days ago
Larry King Divorce Is History

Larry King Divorce Is History

TMZ has learned Larry King and Shawn Southwick have dropped their divorce.Both sides filed petitions to dismiss their divorce papers yesterday.  They seem to do everything in tandem. Both… READ MORE >

- 1633 days ago
Larry King -- Divorcing Show After 25 Years

Larry King -- Divorcing Show After 25 Years

Larry King is pulling the plug on "Larry King Live" after 25 years on the air -- and LK insiders insist it was Larry's decision.King just took to his Twitter to announce: "I’m ending my… READ MORE >

- 1642 days ago
Larry and Shawn King -- May Come Down to Money

Larry and Shawn King -- May Come Down to Money

Larry King and wife Shawn King have not withdrawn their divorce petitions ... and we're told the tipping point is money.People familiar with the situation tell us nothing is going to happen while… READ MORE >

- 1658 days ago
Shawn King Depression Triggered by Alleged Affair

Shawn King Depression Triggered by Alleged Affair

Sources tell TMZ Shawn King's depression started, continued and never stopped over Larry King's alleged affair with Shawn's sister.We're told Shawn has been "extremely depressed" for more than… READ MORE >

- 1661 days ago
Police Report Lists Shawn King's Prescriptions

Police Report Lists Shawn King's Prescriptions

TMZ has obtained a copy of the police report listing the various prescription bottles found at Shawn King's bedside in Provo, Utah -- a total of eight bottles were found.Among the prescriptions by… READ MORE >

- 1661 days ago
Larry King's Wife -- Evidence of Suicide Attempt

Larry King's Wife -- Evidence of Suicide Attempt

Shawn King, Larry King's wife, left a handwritten note stating she OD'd on purpose and indicated where she wanted to be buried ... this according to police.Shawn's dad called 911 on May 28 at the… READ MORE >

- 1661 days ago
Larry King: 'The Story Is Never Over'

Larry King: 'The Story Is Never Over'

Hours after Larry King moved back in with his wife Shawn Southwick, the Casanova of cable news was already delivering a cryptic message about the future of his marriage -- "The story is never… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Larry King -- Honey, I'm Back Home!

Larry King -- Honey, I'm Back Home!

Larry King is done sleeping alone -- TMZ has learned CNN's most notorious playboy is moving back in with his wife Shawn Southwick ... at least for now. Sources close to the couple tell us King is… READ MORE >

- 1691 days ago

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