Larry King

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

United States of America

Biography: 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

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

Died: January 23, 2021 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: COVID-19

Married Life

  • 1989-10-07 American radio and television talk show host Larry King (55) weds (for the 6th time) American businesswoman Julie Alexander; divorced in 1992
  • 1997-09-05 American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

Historical Events

  • 1957-05-01 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast, on station, WAHR (490-AM) in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 1978-01-30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing the late-night "Larry King Show" on radio, from Miami, Florida
  • 1978-04-03 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami, Florida to Washington, D.C.
  • 1985-06-03 "Larry King Live" debuts on CNN, airing each weeknight through December, 2010
  • 1987-02-24 American radio and television personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • 1992-02-20 Ross Perot says he'll run for president on "Larry King Live"
  • 1994-05-27 Larry King ends his radio show
  • 1996-04-06 American actor Marlon Brando makes anti-Semitic remarks about Hollywood on "Larry King Live", stating that the 'Jews control Hollywood'
  • 2010-12-16 Final episode of TV talk show "Larry King Live" airs on CNN

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