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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 November 1933Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameLawrence Harvey Zeiger
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Larry King was born on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger. He is an actor, known for Larry King Live (1985), Larry King Now (2012) and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993). He has been married to Shawn Southwick since September 5, 1997. They have two children. He was previously married to Julie Alexander, Sharon Lepore, Alene Akins, Mickey Sutphin, Annette Kaye and Freda Miller.

Spouse (7)

Shawn Southwick (5 September 1997 - present) (2 children)
Julie Alexander (7 October 1989 - 1992) (divorced)
Sharon Lepore (25 September 1976 - 1984) (divorced)
Alene Akins (19 April 1963 - 6 December 1966) (divorced) (1 child)
Mickey Sutphin (1963 - 1963) (divorced)
Annette Kaye (1960 - 1961) (divorced) (1 child)
Freda Miller (1952 - ?) (annulled)

Trade Mark (1)

Variety of suspenders

Trivia (26)

Says his favorite quote is actually a put-down: "Before they made you they broke the mold."
His son, with wife Shawn Southwick, Chance Armstrong King was born. [March 1999]
His second son, with wife Shawn Southwick, Cannon Edward King was born. [May 2000]
Features in the 1996 paperback "Mug Shots" that includes many other celebrities who've been arrested for one reason or another.
Mentioned in the Mojo Nixon song "619-239-KING".
He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1995
Engaged to minister Rama Fox (1992-1995).
The King-Southwick Mormon-Jewish wedding ceremony was celebrated in the Beverly Hills garden of actress Deborah Raffin. Stellar wedding guests included Ted Turner (Best Man), Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Rickles, etc.
Has his own talk show called Larry King Live (1985).
Type II Diabetic
Underwent surgery on March 16, 2007 to unblock a carotid artery at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
He used Larry King as a stage name on the advice that his original surname, Zeiger, sounded "too Jewish".
Son Andy (b. 1962) and daughter Chaia (b. 1969), with Alene Akins.
Son-in-law of Karl Engemann and Jerri Engemann.
Friend of Danny Gans.
Father of Larry King Jr. with first wife, Annette.
Never prepares for interviews. His reasoning is that the average audience member knows little or nothing about a given show guest, so he prefers to begin as they would begin, and learn about the guest during the course of the show.
Brother-in-law of Shannon Engemann.
He and Shawn Southwick filed for divorce on April 14, 2010. They reconciled in July the same year and both filed petitions to dismiss their divorce.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
celebrating his 40 years in broadcasting. [May 1997]
Release of his book, "The People's Princess: Cherished Memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, From Those Who Knew Her Best".
Release of his book, "My Remarkable Journey".
Release of his book, "Why I Love Baseball" by Larry with 'Julie McCarron'.
Release of his book, "Anything Goes!: What I've Learned From Pundits, Politicians and Presidents" by Larry with Pat Piper.

Personal Quotes (2)

I never think of access or good will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be informative and entertaining. I've never been concerned about someone's liking me tomorrow.
I'm from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say, 'I'm dangerous', you'd better be dangerous.

Salary (4)

Larry King Live (1985) $35,000,000 (1998-2002)
Larry King Live (1985) $28,000,000 (2006-2009)
Larry King Live (1985) $28,000,000 -$32,000,000 (2003-2006)
Larry King Live (1985) $7,000,000 /year (2009)

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