Larry King

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Full Name Larry King
Age 86 Years Old
Nick Name Larry King
Gender Male
Famous As Radio and TV Host / Personality
Birth Date November 19th, 1933
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York

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An American television and radio host is named for Larry King. He is famous for his work on awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He is known for being the host of The Larry King Show and Larry King Live. He currently hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America during the week, and on Thursdays, he hosts Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which airs in the evening on the same two channels. Overall, he is a very talented person. 

Larry King shocked his wife by filing for divorce

News broke earlier this week that the CNN host, 85, had filed to end his marriage of 22 years with wife, Shawn, and Page Six reports that she found out about the split via reporters who were contacting her after uncovering Larry's divorce papers at a Los Angeles courthouse. Shawn, 59, was reportedly "totally surprised" when she found out about her husband's move when she was away on vacation with family in Utah. That being said, in his divorce filing, Larry listed the date of separation as June 6, which is over two months ago. He cited "irreconcilable differences" as his reasoning for wanting a divorce. Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Shawn doesn't plan on fighting her husband's push for a divorce "because she's been told by doctors he's dying." The outlet cites sources who have apparently been in contact with Shawn who say that Larry has been "in and out of the hospital over the last 6 months, and she says doctors have told her Larry doesn't have much longer to live." TMZ also says that the television personality was pushed to file for divorce by his two sons Chance, 20, and Cannon, 19, after their mother personally asked their father to change his will and trust. While sources close to Larry say that her "endgame was to get more for herself and screw the kids out of their inheritance," insiders on her side said that her request was at the behest of their estate planning lawyer.

Early Life of Larry King

Larry King was born on 19th November 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger. He is the son of Jennie and Aaron Zeiger. His mother was a garment worker and his father was a restaurant owner and defense-plant worker. Similarly, he has a brother Marty Zieger. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. he attended Lafayette High School. It is a public high school in Brooklyn. After his father’s death, he lost interest in school. As of 2018, he celebrated his 85th birthday. 

Body Measurements of Larry King

Larry King is a very handsome person with a charming smile on his lips attracting a lor of people towards him. He has a decent height of 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is 80 Kg. His hair color is salt and pepper and he has brown color eyes. Overall, he has got a very healthy body.

Career of Larry King

  • Larry began working in Miami where he got his first job in radio. In the year 1960 after a few years later, he hosted Miami Undercover, on WPST-TV Channel 10 (now WPLG). 
  • In June 1978, he went national on a nightly Mutual Broadcasting System.
  • In the year 1985, he started working in Larry King Live CNN show. 
  • He there presented himself as the writer of a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years.  
  • On 29th June 2010, he departed from job hosting Larry King Live from CNN.
  • He has co-founded a production company Ora TV in March 2012.
  • He has also worked in RT, where the network announced he will be anchoring a new talk show on its network. 
  • He worked in the Politicking with Larry King.
  • He has guests starred in episodes of Arthur, 30 Rock and Gravity Falls, had cameos in Ghostbusters and Bee Movie.
  • He has also voiced Doris the Ugly Stepsister in Shrek 2 and its sequels. 
  • He also played himself in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
  • In 2018, he stated: "Global climate change is threatening humanity’s existence and is “a potentially catastrophic issue from the combustion of fossil fuels ... putting immense pressure on the environment and on our health.”
  • He returned to Politicking with Larry King on 15th August 2019.
  • Talking about his awards and achievements, he was the winner of 2015 Association For International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards. Similarly, he has won Program Interviewer CableACE Awards in the year 1997, 1989, 1988 and 1987.
  • He was given the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement in January 2009, by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. 

Net Worth of Larry King

The net worth of this famous personality is estimated to have $150 million. He hosted his show Larry King Live from the year 1985-2010 in CNN network and used to receive $7 million salaries per year. He earns over $5 million annually from his career. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Marital Status, Wife, Children

  • Larry King is a married person. In the year 1952, he married his high school sweetheart Freda Miller. But, their marriage was annulled only a year later by their parents who did not approve of it. 
  • In the year 1961, he married Annette Kaye. He had a son Larry Jr. with her and divorced. 
  • In the year 1961, he married former Playboy bunny Alene Akins and divorced in 1963.
  • In the year 1964, he married Mickey Sutphin. They were blessed with a daughter Kelly. But, they divorced in 1967. 
  • In the year 1968, he married Alene Akins for the second time. They had a daughter Chaia but they divorced again in 1971.
  • In the year 1976, he married Sharon Lepore but the marriage ended in 1983. 
  • In the year 1989, he married Julie Alexander. But they separated in 19992.
  • At last finally, he married to Shawn Southwick who is almost 30 years younger than him. They are blessed with two son cannon Edward King and Chance Armstrong King. On King and Southwick's 10th anniversary in September 2007, Southwick joked she was "the only [wife] to have lasted into the two digits". Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in 2010 but reconciled, and filed for divorce again in 2019.