• Date Of Birth: November 19, 1933
  • Date Of Death: January 23, 2021
  • Occupation: Television host, radio host and spokesman

Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television and radio host, whose awards included two Peabodys, an Emmy and ten Cable ACE Awards. Over his career, he hosted over 50,000 interviews.

King was a WMBM radio interviewer in the Miami area in the 1950s and 1960s, and gained prominence in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. King hosted Larry King Now from 2012 to 2020, which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America. He hosted Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show, on the same three channels from 2013 to 2020. King also appeared in television series and films, usually playing himself.

On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized with COVID-19 ten days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital. King’s widow Shawn Southwick-King told Entertainment Tonight that he had recovered from COVID-19, but died of sepsis as a complication on January 23, 2021, at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.