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Born: November 19, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Brooklyn, New York
1957:
Worked as a disc jockey at WAHR radio in Miami
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Moved to station WKAT; hosted show from Pumpernick's Restaurant
1960:
Hosted "Miami Undercover" on WPST-TV channel 10 (now WPLG)
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Hosted a late-night talk show on WLBW
1964:
Began hosting a weekend show on WTVJ
1965:
Hired as columnist by <i>Miami Herald</i> to replace Walter Winchell
1968:
Became involved with financier Lou Wolfson in scheme to bankroll New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy
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Handled commentary for WIOD Radio's broadcasts of the Miami Dolphin's football games
1971:
Charged with grand larceny; charges were later dropped because the statute of limitations had run out, but King pled no contest to one of 14 charges of passing bad checks
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Because of legal troubles, King was off the air for three years; during that time he was the PR director at a race track in Louisiana and wrote some articles for <i>Esquire</i> magazine
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Returned to radio as the color commentator for broadcasts of the Shreveport Steamer of the World Football League on KWKH
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Rehired by WIOD in Miami to host a talk show
1978:
Hosted the national radio show, "The Larry King Show" on the Mutual Radio Network
1983:
Made first foray into TV talk with 90-minute syndicated show
1985:
Began hosting the long running CNN talk show, "Larry King Live"
1994:
Began simulcasting his CNN show on the Mutual/Westwood One Radio Network
1997:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May)
1998:
Signed new five-year contract with CNN for a reported $7 million per year
1998:
Appeared as himself during two fictionalized airings of his show in the Mike Nichols directed "Primary Colors"
2002:
Signed another four year contract with CNN valued at between $7-$8 million per year
2004:
Voiced The Ugly Stepsister in the animated feature "Shrek 2"
2005:
Signed a new four-year, $28 million deal with CNN that will keep "Larry King Live" on the air through 2009
2007:
Reprised role of Doris, The Ugly Stepsister in "Shrek the Third"
2009:
Published his autobiography, <i>My Remarkable Journey</i>

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