|Larry King Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1933|
|Date of Death||January 23, 2021|
Larry King was an iconic American radio host, spokesman, and television host who achieved massive popularity with his talk show, Larry King Live (1985-2010). He had more than 3 million followers on Twitter, more than 100k followers on Instagram, more than 400k followers on Facebook, and more than 500k subscribers on YouTube.
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Larry was born on November 19, 1933.
He passed away on January 23, 2021, at the age of 87 years due to sepsis. He was also hospitalized in Los Angeles after testing positive for COVID-19 in late December 2020.
New York City, New York, United States
Television Host, Radio Host, Spokesman
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Larry had dated –
- Freda Miller (1952-1953) – Married in 1952; annulled in 1953.
- Rhonda Shear
- Annette Kaye (1960-1961) – Married; fathered a son named Larry King Jr. (b. November 1961).
- Gloria Leonard
- Alene Akins (1961-1963; 1967-1972) – Married twice; father of son Andy King and daughter Chaia King (1969-2020).
- Mickey Stuphin (1963) – Married
- Sally Kellerman
- Sharon Lepore (1976-1983) – Married
- Angie Dickinson
- Julie Alexander (1989-1992) – Married
- Cyndy Garvey (1989-1997)
- Rama Fox (1992-1995)
- Deanna Lund (1995-1996)
- Tiffany Million (1997)
- Shawn Southwick (1997-2019) – Married from September 5, 1997, until 2019; father of sons Chance King (b. March 9, 1999) and Cannon King (b. May 22, 2000).
Race / Ethnicity
He had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ due to his advanced age.
Often wore suspenders
Larry King Facts
- He changed his last name from Zeiger to King because the former sounded too Jewish.
- Larry was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
- He is best remembered for interviewing the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Marlon Brando, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton, Al Gore and Ross Perot, Lady Gaga, etc.
- He was a fan of the baseball team Brooklyn Dodgers which later became known as the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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