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Larry King Biography

Updated On 17 Nov, 2017 Published On 09 Dec, 2016
Larry King

Facts of Larry King

Date of Birth :
Age : 88 years old
Family Name : King
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Scorpio
Height : 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Larry King
Birth Name Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Television host
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Net Worth $ 150 million
Salary N/A
Married to Shawn King
Divorce Yes
Education Lafayette High School
Siblings Marty Zieger

Relationship short Statistics of Larry King

What is Larry King marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Larry King have ? (name): 6 Children
Is Larry King having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Larry King Gay ? No

Larry King is an American television and radio host. He has been honored with many awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He hosted television program Larry King Live on CNN from 1985 to 2010.

Early Life

King was born as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is an American belonging to the White ethnicity. He is the son of Jennie Gitlitz, a garment worker and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner.

King received his education from Lafayette High School in New York. His father died of heart failure at the age of 44. He lost interest in school, as he was greatly affected by his father’s death.

After graduating from Lafayette high school, he worked to help support his mother and did not go to college.


He currently hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America during the week, and on Thursdays, he hosts Politicking with Larry King.

Personal Life

Besides his professional career, he is famous for his eight-time marriage with seven women. His last marriage with Shawn Southwick is the only marital relationship that has sustained for the double-digit number.

Even they filed for the divorce recently, but have since stopped the proceedings. So, to say his personal life is far behind to perfection than his flourishing professional life.

Net Worth

King has the net worth of $150 million. His salary from Larry King Live in 2003 was $28 million. As of 2009, he earns $7 million from Larry King Live.

Larry King Married

Marriage with Frada Miller

Frada and Larry were introduced to one another by his cousin Julie and they were married in 1952 when Larry was 19. Their marriage was reportedly annulled in 1953 by their parents.

Marriage with Annette Kaye

Larry and Annette met in 1958 and had a very brief marriage. They divorced in 1962. Annette later married Richard Love. Annette died of lung cancer in 1994.

Marriage with Alene Akins

Alene and Larry were married in 1961 and were divorced in 1963. They divorced after having one daughter. King said, "we really never understood each other" which was the cause for getting apart.

Marriage with Mary Francis "Mickey" Sutphin

Mickey met Larry when they were both working at the same Miami radio station. They were married on April 19, 1963 and divorced on December 6, 1966.

Marriage with Alene Akins

After four years of their dissolution they remarried in 1967. However this relationship also could not last longer. The second divorce of Larry and Alene was in 1972.

Marriage with Sharon Lepore

Sharon, a production assistant and Larry were married on September 25, 1976. However after seven years they moved apart. "That marriage didn't work, he said, because they competed for attention."

Marriage with Julie Alexander

Larry met Julie on July 11, 1989 at a charity roast of former 76ers coach Billy Cunningham. According to the August 23, 1989 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Larry proposed after their first date on August 1, 1989 in Chicago. Julie and Larry were married on October 7, 1989 in a Washington, DC restaurant. Guests at their wedding included Ted Turner, William F. Buckley Jr, Lynda Carter, and New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Their marriage was described as "on-again, off-again" and the couple were generally only together on weekends since she kept her residence in Philadelphia and he worked and lived in Washington. Larry and Julie separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.

Marriage with Shawn Southwick

In 1997, he married his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, a singer, actress, and TV host, in King's Los Angeles, California, hospital room three days before King underwent heart surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. The couple have two children. On King and Southwick's 10th anniversary in September 2007, Southwick joked she was "the only to have lasted into the two digits". On April 14, 2010, both Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce, but have since stopped the proceedings.

Larry King Children

SON : Larry King Jr

Mother: Annette Kaye

The first child who made Larry a father.

SON : Andy King

Mother: Alene Akins

Soon after one year from the birth of first child, Andy was born.

DAUGHTER : Chaia King

Mother: Alene Akins

She is the first daughter to get birth to Larry king.

DAUGHTER : Elyssa King

Mother: Mickey Sutphin

She is the only daughter adopted by Larry King.

SON : Chance Armstrong King

Mother: Shawn Southwick

He is the first child from his seventh wife and eighth marriage.

SON : Cannon Edward King

Mother: Shawn Southwick

He is the fourth son to Larry and second son to Shawn.

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