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Larry King

King attending a ceremony for Bill Maher to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14, 2010
Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
(1933-11-19) November 19, 1933 (age 83)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence Beverly Hills, California, U.S.[1]
Education Lafayette High School
Occupation Radio and television host/personality
Years active 1957–present
Spouse(s)

Freda Miller
(m. 1952; annulled 1953)

Annette Kaye
(m. 1961; div. 1961)

Alene Akins
(m. 1961; div. 1963)

Mickey Stuphin
(m. 1963; div. 1967)

Alene Akins
(m. 1967; div. 1972)

Sharon Lepore
(m. 1976; div. 1983)

Julie Alexander
(m. 1989; div. 1992)

Shawn Southwick
(m. 1997)

Children 5

I fantasized being a broadcaster.
I did everything when I started. In Miami I did news, I did weather, I did sports, I did disk-jockeying. And I did a sports talk show every week – every Saturday night.
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I have lifelong friends. My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9. I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.
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I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.
I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax.
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With 500 channels and the Internet available, you'd think a candidate could get the word out.
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I'm having as much fun today as I did when I made $55 a week, because it is as much fun.
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People would pay money to work at CNN.
You gotta ask 'why' questions. 'Why did you do this?' A 'why' question you can't answer with one word.
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The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.
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I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
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Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.
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I never think of access or good will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be informative and entertaining. I've never been concerned about someone's liking me tomorrow.
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Sandy Koufax went to the same school as me. I graduated two years ahead of Sandy.
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I have never understood the Iowa caucus.
If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
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I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball. I have infused them with New York spirit.
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An NBA game in L.A., the Lakers – I'm a Clipper fan – it's to be seen as much as seeing the game.
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I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix.
I'm 80 years old, and I don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up.
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When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why.
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I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
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Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
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Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.
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I've got a nice car. I love my job. I've got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I've been in movies, I've written books – I don't know how that all happened.
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It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.
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Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.
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I never use the word 'I' when I interview someone. I think it's irrelevant.
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I worked on the United Parcel Service truck, I sold home delivery of milk. But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.
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My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then… I never forgot the generosity of New York.
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Sports are my favorite. It's the first thing I turn to every day.
I've made a lot of mistakes. I've bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you.
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I was always telling everyone, I want to be a broadcaster. They'd say, What, are you crazy? What, you're going to be Arthur Godfrey?
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If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.
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Les Miserables is one of my favorite stories.
If you do something, expect consequences.
I'm from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say, 'I'm dangerous', you'd better be dangerous.
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I had no trouble going from radio to TV – I just thought of TV as radio with pictures.
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When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you're up against strong competition.
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