Larry King Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Books, CNN and Show

Larry King Biography

Larry King is an American television and radio host, whose work is well known with awards like two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

Larry King Age

He was born on 19 November 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. He is 84 years old as of 2018.

Larry King Family

His parents were Jennie (Gitlitz), a garment worker born in Vilnius, Lithuania and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense-plant worker born in Kolomyia, Ukraine. They were Orthodox Jews. His father died of a heart attack.

Larry King Husband

He has been married eight times, to seven women. He first married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952. They seperated the following year at their parents instruction. He later shortly married Annette Kaye, and had a son. He married his third wife Alene Akins in 1961, a Playboy Bunny at one of the magazine’s eponymous nightclubs. He then adopted her son Andy in 1962, the two divorced the following year.

In 1963, he married his fourth wife, Mary Francis “Mickey” Stuphin. He then remarried Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969, and divorced a second time in 1972. On September 25, 1976, he married his fifth wife, Sharon Lepore, a mathematics teacher and production assistant, and divorced in 1983.

Larry King photo
Larry King photo

On October 7, 1989, he married his sixth wife Julie Alexander, a businesswoman. The couple separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992. He was engaged to actress Deanna Lund in 1995, but they remained unmarried. In 1997, he married his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, a singer, actress, and TV host. The couple has two children. The two filed for divorce but have since reconciled.

Larry King Children

He has five children and nine grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren from his eight marriages. He had his firstborn son Larry Jr. in November 1961 with his his second wife Annette. He never met the son until he was in his thirties. He adopted Alene’s son Andy in 1962, and had his second born child, Chaia, in 1969 with Akins. He has two children with his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick; Chance, born March 1999, and Cannon, born May 2000. He is the stepfather to Arena Football League quarterback Danny Southwick.

Larry King Education | Family

He studied at Lafayette High School, a public high school in Brooklyn. Together with his family( mother and his brother) he was  supported by welfare after his father’s death . His father’s death affected him such that he lost interest in school. After his high school graduation, he worked to help support his mother.

Larry King CNN

In the 1950s and 1960s, he began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer, he then became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted Larry King Live on CNN, the nightly interview television program. 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 that airs in the evening on the same two channels.

Larry King Height

He stands at 1.75 metres tall.

Larry King Show

Year Tv show
Since 2012 Larry King Now
Since 2013 Politicking with Larry King
1985-2010 Larry King Live
2007 Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush
2001 The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special

Larry King Books


Larry King
Tell it to the King
Mr. King, You’re Having a Heart Attack”: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life
Tell Me More
Travel for Fun and Profit
Uniquely Oregon
When You’re from Brooklyn, Everything Else is Tokyo
Larry King: Legends
Larry King Laughs
The best of Larry King live
Powerful Prayers
Future Talk: Conversations About Tomorrow with Today’s Most Provocative Personalities
Future talk
Beyond the Flames: One Toxic Dump, Two Decades of Sorrow
Anything Goes! What I’ve Learned from Pundits, Politicians, and Presidents
Why I Love Baseball
Taking on Heart Disease
Remember Me When I’m Gone: The Rich and Famous Write Their Own Epitaphs and Obituaries
My Dad and Me: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories About Fathers from a Host of Larry’s Famous Friends
Taking on Heart Disease
My Remarkable Journey
Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions

Larry King House

He bought his home in 2007 for just under $12 million in Beverly Hills home. It covers almost 10,000-square-foot and was built in 1989. It has five bedrooms, and a skylit foyer and a master suite with a sitting room and twin bathrooms. The compound also has a two-bedroom guest house and a pool.

Larry King Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

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Larry King Interviews

Larry King Explains His Love of Pro Wrestling: ‘Wrestlers Are Very Serious But Also Entertaining’

Updated:July 27, 2018

Long before pro wrestling was given mainstream credibility by ESPN and FOX, Larry King believed that people were craving more wrestling—more specifically, he was steadfast in his belief that people wanted to know more about the wrestlers.

King, whose seventh season of Larry King Now just premiered last week on Ora TV, brought wrestlers from both WWE and the now defunct-World Championship Wrestling on his CNN show, Larry King Live.

“They are incredible athletes, their fan following is amazing, but their results are never in the paper,” said King, who saw a gaping hole in wrestling’s national coverage despite its popularity. “I remember watching Antonino Rocca from Argentina bang off the ropes and jump into the air, and it was incredible what wrestling was to early television. Pro wrestling and [early TV star] Milton Berle made early television.

“To me, if someone is interesting, then I am curious. And wrestlers—and wrestling—are interesting.”

Pro wrestling currently enjoys far more mainstream media coverage than ever before in North America, but King gave wrestling—and, more specifically, the wrestlers—a voice long before it was en vogue.

“[Former WCW owner] Ted Turner was a prophet ahead of his time,” said King, who spent much of his career at the Turner-owned CNN. “Wrestling is fun, and those crowds on Monday nights are insane. He saw the popularity of wrestling as a television feature.”

A recent episode of Larry King Now, which airs every weekday at 2 p.m. ET on Hulu and Ora.TV, just had The Miz and Maryse as guests.

“Wrestlers are very serious but also entertaining,” said King. “They answer the questions you ask, and wrestling’s growth is an incredible story. It’s a multi-million dollar franchise.”

King has always been able to cover national stories and embed them with a local feel, and delivering that local feeling to national figures is constantly on display when he brings out a more human side of wrestling’s biggest stars.

“I’m a broadcaster, and that’s what I live to be,” said King. “When I was five years old, I wanted to be on the radio. That’s all I ever wanted to be, that’s all I wished for.

“I am a conduit for the guest to the viewer and I ask questions I think people will be interested in. It’s important to let the occasion come to itself. I want to know what it’s like to be a wrestler, what it’s like to be in the ring, what’s it like to be at home, how do you set up your matches, that is all interesting to me.”