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About Larry King
Larry King was an award-wining American broadcaster and author who had vast experience as a TV and radio host.
His career began in the 1950s. However, he gained global popularity when he began hosting “The Larry King Show”, in 1978. In June of 1985, he started hosting the “Larry King Live” TV show on CNN.
His dad, Aaron Zeiger, was a restaurant owner while his mum, Jennie worked in the garment industry. He grew up with his brother.
King was married several times. His first wife, Freda Miller, was his high school sweetheart – he got married to her in 1952, at the time he was only 19 years old. Their marriage ended in 1953. He married Annette Kaye in 1961, with whom he had his first child, Larry Jr., with.
After his divorce to Kaye, in 1961, he married five different women between 1961 and 2019. His last wife was Shawn Southwick. He and Southwick were together from 1997 to 2019.
In addition to Larry Jr., King had four other children namely, Chaia, Chance, Andy, and Cannon.
King’s outstanding talent and contribution as a broadcaster earned him many awards including multiple CableACE awards for categories such as “Best Talk Show Series” and “Best Interviewer”.
He was inducted into several Halls of Fame. Some of them include the “National Radio Hall of Fame” and “Broadcasters' Hall of Fame”.
King’s high school education was obtained at Lafayette High School in Brooklyn.
King passed away, at the age of 87, on the morning of January 23, 2021.
In February of 1987, King suffered severe heart attack, which required a coronary heart bypass surgery to correct.
In November 2019, he revealed that he spent several weeks in coma, which was due to him suffering from stroke in March, that year.
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F.A.Q. about Larry King
When is his birthday?
Larry King's birthday is on November 19, 1933.
In how many days is his birthday?
Larry's birthday is in 353 days
How old was Larry when he died?
He was 87 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 23, 2021.
How old would he be today?
Larry King would be 89 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Larry from?
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..