King in March 2017
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
November 19, 1933
|Died||January 23, 2021 (aged 87)|
|Cause of death||Sepsis caused by COVID-19|
|Occupation||Anchor of Larry King Live, television personality|
|Years active||1956 – 2021|
|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|
Career[change | change source]
For many years, he hosted a nightly interview program on the Cable News Network (CNN) called Larry King Live. The program ran from 1985 to 2010. It was simulcast on Westwood One radio network until 2009. Before that, he hosted a radio talk show on Mutual Radio called the Larry King Show. There he sometimes told funny stories. He interviewed some 40,000 politicians, athletes and entertainers.
King stated he was liberal politically.
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 cover the costs of treatment.
Early life[change | change source]
Personal life[change | change source]
Larry King married eight 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 (from 1997)
Death[change | change source]
On December 22, 2020, King was hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19. King died a month later at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on January 23, 2021 from sepsis caused by COVID.
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