Larry King during a videotaping of his Larry King Live program at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA in 2006
|Born||Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
November 19, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Occupation||Anchor of Larry King Live, television personality|
|Years active||1956 – present|
|Awards||Allen H. Neuharth Award (for excellence in journalism), George Foster Peabody Award (for excellence in broadcasting), News and Documentary Emmy Award (for outstanding Interviewer), 10 CableACE awards (for best Interviewer and for best Talk Show Series), 2 Gracie Allen Awards, 2 New York Festival Awards, Unity Award, Harvard University’s Mahoney Award|
Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American writer, journalist and broadcaster. For many years, he hosted a nightly interview program on CNN called Larry King Live, which ran from 1984 to 2010. He has made some 40,000 interviews with politicians, athletes and entertainers. Larry King has won several awards.
Examples for famous guests on Larry King Live:
Tony Blair, Marlon Brando, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Jackie Gleason, Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Hope, L. Ron Hubbard, Michael Jordan, Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ken Lay, Monica Lewinsky, Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney, Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon, Al Pacino, Marianne Pearl, Prince, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Rose, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Martha Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey and Malcolm X.
Charity Work [change]
Larry King had a heart attack in 1987 and wrote two books about life with a heart disease. He founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation in 1988 to help people who have no insurance which covers the costs for recovering treatment.
Personal life [change]
Larry King has been married several times. His wives include:
- Freda Miller (1952–1953)
- Annette Kaye (1961)
- Alene Akins (1961–1963)
- Mickey Sutphin (1963–1967)
- Alene Akins (1967–1972)
- Sharon Lepore (1976–1983)
- Julie Alexander (1989–1992)
- Shawn Southwick (since 1997)