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Larry King

TV and Radio Host Larry King
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Profession: TV and Radio Host

United States of America

Why Famous: One of the most recognizable American television and radio hosts, King came to prominence in the 1970s and 80s as an all-night talk show host on radio. Prior to that he worked as a journalist.

From 1985 to 2010 he hosted The Larry King Show on CNN and now hosts Larry King Now on Hulu.

Born: November 19, 1933
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 86 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1989-10-07 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
  • 1997-09-05 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

Events in the Life of Larry King

  • 1957-05-01 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
  • 1978-01-30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
  • 1978-04-03 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.
  • 1987-02-24 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • 1992-02-20 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
  • 1994-05-27 Larry King ends his radio show
  • 1996-04-06 Marlon Brando makes anti-Semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King Live, stating that the 'Jews control Hollywood'

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