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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

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 Radio talk show host Larry King (55) weds Julie Alexander (divorced 1992)
  • 1997-09-05 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1985-06-03 "Larry King Live" debuts on CNN, airing each weeknight through December, 2010
  • 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 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 "Larry King Live" airs on CNN

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