Larry King

Television and Radio Host
Born Nov 19, 1933

Larry King is an American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and ten Cable ACE Awards. 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. From 1985–2010, he hosted the nightly interview TV program Larry King Live on CNN.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on November 19, 1933.


1951 17 Years Old King has been married eight times, to seven women. He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1951 at age 18. … Read More


1957 - 1960 2 More Events
1961 27 Years Old 1 More Event
King was later briefly married to Annette Kaye who gave birth to his son, Larry Jr., in November 1961. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old King adopted Alene's son Andy in 1962, and divorced the following year.
1963 29 Years Old In 1963, King married his fourth wife, Mary Francis "Mickey" Stuphin, who divorced King.


1969 35 Years Old He remarried Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969. The couple divorced a second time in 1972. … Read More


1976 42 Years Old On September 25, 1976, King married his fifth wife, mathematics teacher and production assistant Sharon Lepore. The couple divorced in 1983.


1985 51 Years Old He started his Larry King Live CNN show in June 1985, hosting a broad range of guests from controversial figures of UFO conspiracy theories and alleged psychics, to prominent politicians and leading figures in the entertainment industry, often doing their first or only interview on breaking news stories on his show. … Read More
1987 53 Years Old On February 24, 1987, King suffered a major heart attack and then had quintuple-bypass surgery. … Read More
King met businesswoman Julie Alexander in 1989, and proposed to her on the couple's first date on August 1, 1989.


1994 - 2009 7 More Events
2010 76 Years Old On April 14, 2010, both Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce, but have since stopped the proceedings. … Read More
2011 77 Years Old 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. … Read More
2012 78 Years Old On October 23, 2012, King hosted the third-party presidential debate on Ora TV, featuring Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, and Gary Johnson. … Read More
2014 80 Years Old 1 More Event
For his part, King stated in early March 2014, during the 2014 Crimean crisis, "I don't work for RT. … Read More
2015 81 Years Old King related his heart attack experience in a film interview in the 2015 British documentary film The Widowmaker which discusses cardiology diagnostic tests. … Read More
2016 82 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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.
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