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Larry King

American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and ten Cable ACE Awards add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (6%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bill Maher, James Randi, Florida

Linked to: Newsweek, George Washington University, Associated Press, Daily News

 

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Larry King was born in 1933 add something


1950

He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978 add something


1951

He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1951 at age 18 add something


1957

His first broadcast was on May 1, 1957, when he worked as the disc jockey from 9 a add something


1961

In 1961, King married his third wife, Alene Akins, a "Playboy" bunny at one of the magazine's eponymous nightclubs add something


1962

The couple had son Andy in 1962, and divorced the following year add something


1963

In 1963, King married his fourth wife, Mary Francis "Mickey" Stuphin, who divorced King add something


1969

He remarried Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969 add something


1970

During this period, WIOD gave King further exposure as a color commentator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, during their 1970 season and most of their 1971 season add something

 

For several years during the 1970s in South Florida, he hosted a sports talk-show called "Sports-a-la-King" that featured guests and callers add something

 

Morris Weiss - As president of the MSAC in the 1970s, he arranged fund-raising events that were emceed by Larry King, and featured celebrities

 

Jacque Fresco - Throughout the 1970s Fresco worked to expand the organization and gain exposure to the general public by lecturing at universities and appearing on radio and television, such as on South Florida's popular " Larry King Show" and Joe Abrell's "Montage"


1971

However, he was dismissed by both WIOD and television station WTVJ as a late-night radio host and sports commentator as of December 20, 1971, when he was arrested after being accused of grand larceny by a former business partner add something


1972

The couple divorced a second time in 1972 add something


1976

On September 25, 1976, King married his fifth wife, math teacher and production assistant Sharon Lepore add something


1978

In 1978, he went national, inheriting the nightly talk show slot on the Mutual Broadcasting System, broadcast coast-to-coast, that had been "Long John" Nebel's until his death, and had been pioneered by Herb Jepko add something


1982

King wrote a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years, from shortly after that newspaper's origin in 1982 until September 2001 add something


1985

From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview TV program "Larry King Live" on CNN add something

 

Buddy Rich - Rich held a black belt in karate, as mentioned in a CNN television interview with Larry King around 1985


1987

On February 24, 1987, King suffered a major heart attack and had quintuple-bypass surgery add something


1988

Barry Goldwater - In a 1988 interview on Larry King's radio show, Goldwater was asked if he thought the U.S. Government was withholding UFO evidence; he replied "Yes, I do


1989

In 1989, King was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and in 1996 to the Broadcasters' Hall of Fame add something

 

King met businesswoman Julie Alexander in summer 1989, and proposed to her on the couple's first date, on August 1, 1989 add something


1990

The couple separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992 add something

 

On September 10, 1990, while on "The Joan Rivers Show," Rivers asked King which contestant in the Miss America pageant was "the ugliest" add something

 

Nicholas Hondrogen - In the early 1990s, Hondrogen moved to California turning his focus toward filmmaking, producing and directing the *award-winning feature documentary "Perfect Moment" where he asked the question "If you were to die tomorrow what moment would you most remember-" The film includes a diverse cross section of people from talk show host Larry King, actor Vincent Gallo, composer Phillip Glass to Vietnam veterans, homemakers and the homeless


1991

Shane Salerno - The film had its world premiere on " Larry King Live" in September 1991


1994

Steven M. Greer - In 1994 Greer appeared in Larry King's TV special "The UFO Coverup-"


1995

He became engaged to actress Deanna Lund in 1995, after five weeks of dating, but they never married add something

 

Deanna Lund - In 1995, she dated Larry King, and the couple got engaged five weeks after they met


1996

Marlon Brando - Brando made a similar comment on Larry King Live in April 1996, saying "Hollywood is run by Jews; it is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of—of people who are suffering.


1997

In 1997, Dove Books published a book written by King and Chaia, "Daddy Day, Daughter Day" add something


1998

When Time Ran Out - In a 1998 interview with Larry King, when asked if he ever regretted making any film, Newman bitterly responded "that volcano movie


1999

Edward E. Willey, Jr. - According to a book critical of Clinton by Candice E. Jackson, Tripp told Larry King in February 1999 that Willey is "an honest person" who was "telling the truth" about having been sexually assaulted by Clinton

 

Betty Ford - However, in December 1999, he told interviewer Larry King that he, too, was pro-choice and had been criticized for that stance by conservative forces within the Republican Party


2000

Jack Lemmon - After Matthau's death in 2000, Lemmon appeared with friends and relatives of the actor on a Larry King Live show in tribute.


2001

Ronald Reagan - Nancy Reagan told CNN's Larry King in 2001 that very few visitors were allowed to see her husband because she felt that "Ronnie would want people to remember him as he was.

 

Tomi Rae Hynie - In an interview on CNN with Larry King, Hynie produced a 2001 marriage certificate as proof of her marriage to James Brown, but she did not provide King with court records pointing to an annulment of her marriage to him or to Ahmed

 

James Randi - On "Larry King Live", March 6, 2001, Larry King asked Sylvia Browne if she would take the challenge and she agreed

 

James Randi - During "Larry King Live" on June 5, 2001, Randi challenged Rosemary Altea to undergo testing for the million dollars


2002

In 2002, the industry magazine "Talkers" named King both the fourth-greatest radio talk show host of all time and the top television talk show host of all time add something

 

Heidi Fleiss - Fleiss stated in 2002 in an interview with Larry King that her relationship with Alex was "a very intense relationship" and that she "was kind of like the daughter she loved and hated, so she was abusive and loving at the same time

 

Elton John - In a CNN interview with Larry King in 2002, King asked if John knew of Diana, Princess of Wales' eating disorder

 

Dennis Quaid - In a candid 2002 interview with Larry King on his talk show, after King asked about his motives for using drugs, Quaid responded, "Well, you got to put it in context

 

Heather Mills - Mills often shows people her prosthetic leg; once taking it off during an interview on the American talk show "Larry King Live", in 2002

 

Dan Rather - In a June 2002 interview with Larry King, his long-time co-worker Andy Rooney stated that Rather is "transparently liberal"

 

American Life - In an interview with Larry King in October 2002, she said that she wanted to give the album a Hebrew name


2004

Heather Mills - Mills was invited by Larry King to interview Paul Newman, which was broadcast by CNN on 17 April 2004

 

Colin Powell - In May 2004 Powell said to television and radio host Larry King, "I mean, I was in a unit that was responsible for My Lai. I got there after My Lai happened

 

Lorrie Morgan - Morgan is known for her turbulent personal life she told Larry King in a July 2004 interview that "drama is something that lets you know you're still alive


2005

On September 3, 2005, following Hurricane Katrina, King aired "How You Can Help", a three-hour special designed to provide a forum and information clearinghouse for viewers to understand and join nationwide and global relief efforts add something

 

Albert II, Prince of Monaco - But in a 2005 exchange with U.S. interviewer Larry King, Albert stated that this will not happen

 

Lauren Bacall - In a 2005 interview with Larry King, Bacall described herself as "anti-Republican.

 

Bob Costas - In June 2005, Costas was named by CNN president Jonathan Klein as a regular substitute anchor for Larry King's "Larry King Live" for one year

 

Bob Costas - On August 18, 2005, Costas refused to host a "Larry King Live" broadcast where the subject was missing teenager Natalee Holloway


2006

He is a recipient of the President's Award honoring his impact on media from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2006 add something

 

James Frey - On January 11, 2006, Frey appeared with his mother on " Larry King Live" on CNN

 

Bill Maher - Maher hosted the January 13, 2006 edition of "Larry King Live", on which he was a frequent guest

 

Dominick Dunne - While rumored in early 2006 that he intended to cease writing for "Vanity Fair", Dunne stated the opposite in a February 4, 2006, interview with talk show host Larry King

 

Steve Irwin - Initially, when CNN's Larry King interviewed Irwin's colleague John Stainton late on 4 September 2006, Stainton denied the suggestion that Irwin had pulled the spine out of his chest or that he had seen footage of the event, insisting that the anecdote was "absolute rubbish

 

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi - On 26 October 2006, Albert II gave an interview to US television personality Larry King

 

Dominick Dunne - In November 2006, he was sued again by Condit for comments made about the former politician on " Larry King Live" on CNN, but the suit was eventually dismissed


2007

King is the first recipient of the Arizona State University Hugh Downs Award for Communication Excellence, presented April 11, 2007, via satellite by Downs himself add something

 

James Randi - Then on January 26, 2007, Altea and Randi again appeared on "Larry King Live"

 

Susan Stanton - On Larry King Live on April 13, 2007, Stanton announced that she and her wife were separating

 

Susan Stanton - On April 13, 2007, Stanton appeared on the Larry King Live show on CNN accompanied by her attorney, Karen Doering, of the National Center for Lesbian Rights

 

Dan Rather - On Thursday, September 20, 2007, Rather was interviewed on "Larry King Live" commenting "Nobody has proved that they were fraudulent, much less a forgery

 

Donald Trump - Iraq War - In October 2007, Trump appeared on " Larry King Live" and delivered a strong criticism of then-United States President George W. Bush, particularly concerning the Iraq War

 

Criss Angel - Starting in October 2007 he appeared as a judge on "Phenomenon", with Uri Geller and in a CNN interview about the show he told Larry King "no one has the ability, that I'm aware of, to do anything supernatural, psychic, talk to the dead

 

Jan Adams - On November 20, 2007, Adams walked off the set of Larry King Live while on the air, taking off his microphone and ear piece

 

Eddie Vedder - In an interview with Larry King on December 19, 2007, Damien Echols, who was on death row for the murders, said that Vedder had been the "greatest friend a person could have" and that he had collaborated with him while in prison


2008

The column was resurrected in blog form in November 2008 and on Twitter in April 2009 add something

 

Suze Orman - She stated in an interview with Larry King in 2008 that she favors the policies of the Democratic Party and Barack Obama while conceding that Republicans have "historically" helped the economy

 

Jan Adams - He returned to Larry King Live on January 22, 2008, stating he was there to "defend himself" rather than discuss the specifics of West's death

 

Donald Trump - On September 17, 2008, Trump officially endorsed John McCain for the U.S. Presidency on " Larry King Live"

 

Michelle Obama - On an October 6, 2008 broadcast, Larry King asked her if the American electorate was past the Bradley effect


2009

King was given the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement in January 2009, by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California add something

 

In July 2009, King appeared on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien", where he told host O'Brien about his wishes to be cryonically preserved upon death, as he had revealed in his book "My Remarkable Journey" add something

 

The Westwood One radio simulcast of the CNN show continued until December 31, 2009 add something

 

HelloWallet - The company was chosen in 2009 to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative and was singled out as an example of social innovation business by President Bill Clinton on Larry King

 

Jesse Ventura - In a May 11, 2009, interview with Larry King, Ventura twice stated that George W. Bush was the worst president of his lifetime, adding "President Obama inherited something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy


2010

On February 12, 2010, King revealed that he had undergone surgery five weeks earlier to place stents in his coronary artery to remove plaque from his heart add something

 

On June 29, 2010, King announced that after 25 years, he would be stepping down from his nightly job hosting "Larry King Live" add something

 

The final edition of "Larry King Live" aired on December 16, 2010 add something

 

Willie Nelson - In 2010, during an interview with Larry King, Nelson expressed his doubts with regards to the attacks and the official story

 

Bill Maher - Maher appeared as a special guest on the June 29, 2010 edition of the show, on which CNN anchor Larry King announced his retirement

 

Feisal Abdul Rauf - Controversy over the location ensued, and in an interview with Larry King on September 8, 2010 Rauf was asked "

 

Piers Morgan - On 8 September 2010, CNN announced Morgan would replace Larry King in the network's evening line-up, with his show "Piers Morgan Tonight", beginning 17 January 2011

 

Rick Sanchez - On October 20, 2010, Jon Stewart told Larry King that Sanchez should have never been fired, calling the firing "absolute insanity," and that he was not "personally hurt

 

Barbara Walters - In a November 2010 episode of "The View", while interviewing Larry King on his retirement from CNN, Walters alluded to her impending retirement, stating, "I know when my time's coming

 

Barbara Bush - In a November 2010 interview with Larry King, Bush was asked about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

 

Wesley Snipes - In a television appearance on December 7, 2010, Snipes was asked by CNN's Larry King if he was nervous about going to prison, and he admitted his trepidation about doing time

 

Bill Maher - Maher co-emceed the final show of "Larry King Live" on December 16, 2010 with Ryan Seacrest

 

Ryan Seacrest - Seacrest occasionally served as a substitute host on the CNN television program " Larry King Live," and co-emceed Larry King's final show with Bill Maher on December 16, 2010


2011

King was the moderator of the 6th KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum in Astana , Kazakhstan, an annual forum for Kazakhstan's energy sector occurring in October 2011 add something

 

In December 2011, preceding a CNN Special on the topic, the Kings had a special dinner with friends Conan O'Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones and Russell Brand where his intent to do so was reiterated, among other topics that were discussed add something

 

The Oprah Winfrey Show - The show was renewed through 2011, but in a 2008 interview with Larry King, Winfrey announced that in 2011, she would not renew her contract, thus ending the show

 

Saeed Kamali Dehghan - He received a Peabody Award in a ceremony hosted by Larry King in New York's Waldorf-Asotria on May 23, 2011


2012

On February 17, 2012, CNN announced that he would no longer host specials add something

 

In March 2012, King co-founded Ora TV, a production company, with Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim; the company signed a multi-year exclusive deal with Hulu to exclusively carry King's new talk-oriented web series, "Larry King Now", beginning July 17 add something

 

On 23 October 2012 King hosted the third party presidential debate on Ora TV, featuring Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode and Gary Johnson add something

 

On October 24, 2012, King was a guest speaker at Alberta's first We Day event, a youth empowerment conference, held for young adults as part of the Free the Children movement add something

 

In December 2012, King endorsed the American-made suspender brand Holdup Suspenders add something

 

Justice Party (United States) - On 23 October 2012, Rocky Anderson, the Justice Party candidate faced off with other 3rd party candidates Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, for a debate moderated by former CNN talk-show host Larry King


2013

On January 16, 2013, Ora TV celebrated their ://www add something

 

On Norm Macdonald's video podcast "Norm Macdonald Live" in April 2013, King stated that he did not believe in a higher power nor did he believe he would be going anywhere after he died add something

 

In May 2013, Russia Today announced King's return to broadcast television and that it will air a new show, "Politics with Larry King", beginning in July along with "Larry King Now" add something

 

On June 13, 2013 RT previewed Larry King's new Thursday evening show "Politicking" with discussion of Edward Snowden's leaking of the $PRISM_surveillance_program (PRISM_(surveillance_program)) add something

 

Ghostbusters (franchise) - In May 2013 during an interview with Larry King, Aykroyd discussed the third film even giving away major plot details

 

RT (TV network) - In May 2013, RT announced that former CNN talk show host Larry King would be anchoring a new talk show on RT. King said in an advertisement on RT: "I would rather ask questions to people in positions of power, instead of speaking on their behalf

 

RT (TV network) - On June 13, 2013 RT previewed Larry King's new Thursday evening show "Politicking" with discussion of Edward Snowden's leaking of the $PRISM_surveillance_program (PRISM_(surveillance_program))


2014

King stated in early March 2014, during the 2014 Crimean crisis, "I don't work for RT. My podcasts, "Larry King Now" and "Politicking", are licensed for a fee to RT America by New York-based Ora TV." add something

 

In May 2014, King endorsed LendVantage, a small business lending service add something

 

On November 18, 2014, a day before turning 81, King was interviewed by Jesse Ventura for his "We The People" podcast add something

 

Gina Gershon - In a 2014 interview with Larry King, Gershon said that she was in a relationship with DEDON outdoor furniture founder Robert "Bobby" Dekeyser

 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - In an interview with Larry King, Ferguson stated that the final episode of "The Late Late Show" with him as host would air December 19, 2014


2015

King related his heart attack experience in a film interview in the 2015 British documentary film "The Widowmaker" which discusses cardiology diagnostic tests add something

 

First Republic Bank - As of January 2015, First Republic had a client roster including high profile Americans such as Quincy Jones, Larry King, and Clorox CEO Craig Sullivan


2016

The Russian alignment of RT was widely noted in coverage of an interview King did with Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump on September 8, 2016, in which Trump extended his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin add something


2017

During his 2017 examination, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his lung add something

 

In September 2017, King stated that he had no intention of ever retiring and expects to host his programs until he dies add something


2018

Bill Hudson (singer) - In 2018, Hudson's son, Oliver, told Larry King that while he had been estranged from his father for many years, the two had begun speaking again

 

Kim Novak - In 2018, Novak joined in conversation with Larry King for a Q&A session at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, in celebration of "Vertigo"'s 60th Anniversary

 

Bill Maher - Real Time with Bill Maher - In November 2018 and January 2019, Maher stated in a blog post, in an interview with Larry King, and during a "New Rules" segment of "Real Time with Bill Maher", that he questions Stan Lee's legacy, that comic books are not literature, and that adult fans of comic books "need to grow up"


2019

On April 23, 2019, King underwent a scheduled angioplasty and had stents inserted add something