Larry King Biography

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Larry King

Quick Facts Of Larry King

Celebrated Name Larry King
Age 85 Years
Nick Name
Birth Name Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Birth Date 1933-11-19
Gender Male
Profession Radio and TV Host / Personality
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Lafayette High School
Marital Status Married
Spouse Freda Miller (M. 1952; Annulled 1953), Annette Kaye (M. 1961; Div. 1961), Alene Akins (M. 1961; Div. 1963 and M. 1967; Div. 1972), Mickey Sutphin (M. 1963; Div. 1967), Sharon Lepore (M. 1976; Div. 1983), and Julie Alexander (M. 1989; Div. 1992)
Wife Shawn Southwick (M. 1997 to Present)
Children Eight
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Aaron Zeiger
Mother Jennie Gitlitz
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 80 Kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Genre Grey
Net Worth $ 15 million
Salary $ 5 million [Annually]
Source of Wealth Hosting Career
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

Larry King is most famous for his late-night talks show Larry King Live, which he hosted for 25 years at CNN news source. King is popular for his commendable interviewing style who has interviewed many of the world’s renowned celebrities that many broadcasters could only dream of.

He reshaped the landscape of broadcast journalism when he launched his talk show Larry King Live in June 1985. He has won several awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America during the week and on hosts Politicking with Larry King- a weekly political talk show which airs in the evening on the same two channels.

What is Larry King known for?

  • An American Radio and TV Host / Personality.
  • His late-night talks show Larry King Live, Larry King Now and RT America.

Larry King undergoes angioplasty after chest pain complaints, now 'recovering' in hospital 

Longtime talk-show host and former CNN interviewer Larry King is recovering in a hospital after undergoing a procedure to address chest pain, known medically as angina, Ora TV said in a statement.

He had been scheduled for an angioplasty but visited the hospital early last Thursday to be examined for the chest pain, said the statement, issued Monday.

"His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987," the statement said. "He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery."

Ora TV, an on-demand digital TV network, said that contrary to some media reports King's doctors say he did not have a heart attack and did not go into cardiac arrest.

"Larry is in good spirits and thanks to everyone for their concern. He's expected to be back to work on his shows, 'Larry King Now' and 'PoliticKING with Larry King' soon," the statement said.

King, 85, has had several heart attacks, and in 1987 he underwent quintuple bypass surgery. His medical issues led him to establish the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping those who do not have health insurance to afford medical care.

King began his long broadcasting career in the late 1950s as a radio deejay in Miami.

King was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 and underwent successful surgery to treat it.

Where is Larry King born?

Back to his early life, Larry King was born as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. His birth sign is Scorpio. He is the son of Jennie Gitlitz, a garment worker and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner.

Larry King received his education from Lafayette High School in New York. His father died of heart failure at the age of 44. He lost interest in school, as he greatly affected by his father's death.

After graduating from Lafayette High School, he worked to help support his mother and did not go to college.

When did Larry King pursue his hosting career?

  • In the starting days of his career, he worked in Miami where he got his first job in radio. In 1960 after a few years later King hosted Miami Undercover, on WPST-TV Channel 10 (now WPLG). On June 1978, he went national on a nightly Mutual Broadcasting System.
  • In 1985, he started working in Larry King Live CNN show. He has also presented himself as the writer of a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years. And on June 29, 2010, he departed from job hosting Larry King Live from CNN.
  • King co-founded a production company Ora TV in March 2012. He has also worked in RT, where the network announced King will be anchoring a new talk show on its network. And he worked in the Politicking with Larry King. Larry King is currently one of the most successful host and presenter in the world.

Awards and Achievements of Larry King

  • He was presented the Peabody Award for ‘Excellence in broadcasting’ for both radio and television shows, in 1982 and 1992 respectively.
  • In 1989, he was inducted into the ‘Radio Hall of Fame’.
  • He has won a total of 10 CableACE Awards for the categories, ‘Best Interviewer’ and ‘Best Talk Show Series’.
  • In 2009, he was presented the Golden Milk Award for ‘Lifetime Achievement’, by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.
  • He is the proud recipient of the President’s Award, honoring his impact on media from the Los Angeles Press Club, in 2006.
  • He won the Hugh Downs Award for ‘Communication Excellence’ from Arizona State University, in 2007.

To whom Larry King was married?

Besides his professional career, he is famous for his eight-time marriages with seven women - Freda Miller, Annette Kaye, Alene Akins, Mary Francis Stuphin, Sharon Lepore, Julie Alexander, and Shawn Southwick. He married Alene Akins twice. He has eight children in total. His last marriage with Shawn Southwick is the only marital relationship that has sustained for the double-digit number.

Even they filed for the divorce recently, but have since stopped the proceedings. So, to say his personal life is far behind to perfection that his flourishing professional life.

For the most part of his early life, he has been a fervent smoker. In 1987, he suffered from a major heart attack and has gone through a number of surgeries to correct his heart disease issue.

He has authored two books about living with heart disease titled, ‘Mr. King, You’re Having a Heart Attack: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life’ and ‘Taking on Heart Disease: Famous Personalities Recall How They Triumphed over the Nation’s #1 Killer and How You Can, Too’.

In terms of religious views, Larry King never believes that he would be ‘going anywhere (heaven/hell)’ after he died.

How much is Larry King net worth?

According to online websites, Larry King’s net worth is $150 million, as of 2019. He is one of the richest celebrities in America. He has made a huge fortune with his successful career as a television and radio host. According to some sources, he makes $10K plus for a week from thirty-second ads linked to his videos which have over a million views on his several YouTube videos.

He hosted his show Larry King Live, from 1985-2010 in CNN network and used to receive $7 million salaries per annum. He earns over $5 million annually from his career. He lives in a lavish mansion in Beverly Hills which cost $12 million. He has a collection of a car of several brands including:

  • 1957 Thunderbird
  • 1959 Thunderbird convertible
  • 1965 Corvette
  • 1957 Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible
  • 1958 Impala with C-Kit

How tall is Larry King?

Observing his body statistics, King stands a height of 5 foot 9 inches and weighs around 80 kg. Similarly, He has a pair of dark brown eyes and Gray hair color. His other body information was not disclosed yet. in the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

Did You Know?

  • He has 7 hobbies: listening to radio, golfing, collecting suspenders (of course), reading, watching movies, theater and dancing.

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