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Larry King

Lawrence Harvey Zeiger was born on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He starts his career in Miami, Florida. Initially, the job was to clean up the station and perform odd jobs. But when one of their announcers quit in May of 1957, Zeiger was put on to replace him. Larry Zeiger acquired the name Larry King when the station's general manager told him Zeiger was too ethnic, and hard to remember. On 1971, Larry King was charged with grand larceny by a former business partner, which immediately led to the loss of his broadcast and newspaper jobs. He was acquitted of all charges in 1972, but was deeply in debt and publicly disgraced. Over the next several years he worked to rebuild his career, writing magazine articles and working in West Coast radio. On 1978, starting a nightly coast-to-coast talk show, The Larry King Show, on the Mutual Radio Network. The show featured guest interviews and call-ins from the listening audience, and became very successful, growing to over 500 affiliate stations. After this success, Ted Turner, hired King to host his own talk show on the then-fledgling Cable News Network in 1985. Larry King Live became the first international TV call-in show. Over the course of the next 25 years, King developed a loyal audience who tuned in to watch the talk show host interview presidents, athletes, actors, national heroes, foreign dignitaries and obscure individuals who were thrust into the limelight.

In June 2010, King announced he'd be ending his reign as host of the CNN talk show after 25 years.

Outside his career at talk show host, King has appeared as himself or voice work in: Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Bee Movie (2007).

His famous quotes:

"I'm 80 years old, and I don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up";

"I've made a lot of mistakes. I've bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you";

"I never learned anything when i was talking"

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