Full Name: Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
Profession: Radio Personality and Author
Why Famous: Limbaugh was a controversial American media personality, known for his long running and highly rated conservative talk radio show "The Rush Limbaugh Show".
His comments and writing often courted controversy and regularly drew condemnation from democratic and progressive sources.
Despite or perhaps because of this negative attention, Limbaugh remained a popular and influential voice with the American right wing, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party.
In later years his appeal resonated in particular with supporters of Donald Trump, from whom Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.
- 1977-09-24 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (26) weds Roxy McNeely, a radio advertising salesperson, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; divorced 1980
- 1994-05-27 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (43) weds wife No. 3, aerobic instructor Marta Fitzgerald (35), at the home of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; divorced 2004
- 2010-06-05 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (59) weds wife No. 4, event planner Kathryn Rogers (33), at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
- 1988-08-01 Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.
- 2020-02-04 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump during the State Of The Union Address
- Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70; Turned Talk Radio Into a Right-Wing Attack Machine - NY Times
- Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 - Fox News