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Larry King Biography

Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Interviewer, columnist

Fast Facts

  • Not related to playwright Larry L
  • King (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
  • Changed name in 1957 after he replaced a Miami disc jockey
  • Made headlines in February 1992 when Ross Perot announced his bid for the Presidency on Larry King Live
  • The talk show aired on CNN from June 3, 1985 until Dec
  • 16, 2010
  • It was replaced by Piers Morgan Tonight
  • He won two Peabody awards, an Emmy and 10 CableAce awards
  • Received the Allen H
  • Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • Has interviewed more than 40,000 people
  • Founder of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which helps fund heart procedures for needy adults and children
  • Established a $1 million scholarship program for aspiring journalists from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Wants his body cryogenically preserved after his death