Larry King Age, Affairs, Wife, Controversies, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Larry King

Full NameLawrence Harvey Zeiger
ProfessionTelevision/Radio Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 80 kg
in Pounds - 176 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthNovember 19, 1933
Age (as in 2017)84 Years
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
SignatureLarry King's Signature
HometownCalifornia, United States
SchoolLafayette High School
Educational QualificationHigh School
DebutRadio (Disc Jockey)- WAHR (now WMBM) on May 1, 1957
TV (Host)- Larry King Live
Larry King Live
FamilyFather- Edward Zeiger
Mother- Jennie Gitlitz
Brother- Marty Zieger
Larry King With His Brother Marty Zieger
Sister- None
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish
Address (FanMail)210 S Kenwood Street
Glendale, CA 91205-5108
HobbiesDancing, Swimming, Walking
ControversyOn September 10, 1990, while a talk at The Joan Rivers Show, he commented on a contestant (Miss Pennsylvania) in the Miss America pageant that "she is the ugliest." But later, he apologized by sending dozen-stemmed roses and a telegram to Miss Pennsylvania, Marla Wynne.
Favorite Things
Favorite SportBaseball
Favorite Film(s)The Godfather parts I &II, The Best Years of Our Lives, Field of Dreams
Favorite Food(s)Veggies, Fruits, Lean Meats, Frozen Yoghurt
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsGloria Leonard, American Pornstar
Larry Kings Ex-Girlfriend Gloria Leonard
Sally Kellerman, American Actress
Larry Kings Ex-Girlfriend Sally Kellerman
Tiffany Million, American Pornstar
Larry Kings Ex-Girlfriend Tiffany Million
Angie Dickinson, American Actress
Larry King With His Ex-Girlfriend Angie Dickinson
Rhonda Shear, American TV Personality
Larry Kings Girlfriend Rhonda Shear
Cyndy Garvey, American TV Personality (1989-1997)
Larry King With His Girlfriend Cyndy Garvey
Deanna Lund, American Actress (1995-1996)
Larry King With His Ex-Girlfriend Deanna Lund
Wives/SpousesAlene Akins (1961-1963,1969-1972)
Larry King With His Ex-Wife Alene Akins
Sharon Lepore (1976-1983)
Larry King With His Ex-Wife Sharon Lepore
Freda Miller (1952-1953)
Mickey Sutphin (1963-1967)
Larry King With His Ex-Wife Mickey Sutphin
Julie Alexander (1989-1992)
Larry King With His Ex-Wife Julie Alexander
Annette Kaye (1961-1961)
Shawn Southwick (1997)
Larry King With His Wife Shawn Southwick
Marriage DateSeptember 5, 1997
ChildrenSons- Cannon Edward King,
Larry King With His Son Cannon Edward King
Larry King Jr.,
Chance Armstrong King,
Larry King's Son Chance Armstrong King
Andy King
Daughter- Chaia King
Larry King's Daughter Chaia King
Style Quotient
Car Collection(s)Lincoln MKS
Lincoln MKS
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$144 million (as in 2010)

Larry King Posing

Some Lesser Known Facts About Larry King

  • Does Larry King smoke?: No
  • Does Larry King drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His parents Jennie Gitlitz and Aaron Zeiger were Orthodox Jews.
  • His last name was changed at the time of his first job when his boss commented “too ethnic” on his family name and renamed it from Zeiger to King.
  • Larry was so badly affected by his father’s death that he decided to discontinue his studies.
  • From childhood, he had the desire to go into radio, and he relocated to Florida, which was the highest growing media market having opportunities for inexperienced broadcasters.
  • He became a freelance writer and broadcaster in Louisiana.
  • In 1978, he returned to Miami and worked at WIOD Radio. Larry King In WIOD
  • On January 30, 1978, he started his “Larry King Show,” a late-night radio talk show. Larry King Radio Show
  • The show was broadcasted in 28 cities in the beginning, but was later expanded to 118 cities.
  • Here’s a glimpse of “Larry King Radio Show,” which was aired on August 27, 1982.

  • In June 1985, he started his “Larry King Live” shown on CNN, which hosted a variety of famous personalities of the entertainment industry.
  • He was so much workaholic that after doing his CNN show from 9 to 10 p.m., he traveled to Mutual Radio office to do his radio show.
  • Here’s a video clipping of the first episode of “Larry King Live” on August 13, 1985, showcasing Frank Zappa:

  • In 1992, he was honored with Peabody Award for “The Larry King Show.” Here is the acceptance speech of Larry:

  • He has written two books about living with heart disease, after his suffering from a major heart attack and quintuple-bypass surgery in 1987.
  • He has been married eight times to seven women.
  • In 1999, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview/Interviewer for the show with Karla Faye Tucker. Larry King Receiving Award
  • In 2007, he completed his Fiftieth year in broadcasting.
  • His autobiography, “My Remarkable Journey,” was released in May 2009. My Remarkable Journey
  • On his appearance in The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, he told him about his wish of getting cryonically preserved after death.
  • On June 29, 2010, he announced his decision to retire from the “Larry King Live” show after its silver jubilee.
  • The final show of “Larry King Live” was aired on December 16, 2010. The Last Show
  • On July 16, 2012, the debut of online series of “Larry King Now” was telecasted on Ora TV. Larry King Now
  • On September 13, 2007, King revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer in July 2017, and he underwent surgery the same month to remove the malignant tissue.

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