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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
Worked as a disc jockey at WAHR radio in Miami
Moved to station WKAT; hosted show from Pumpernick's Restaurant
Hosted "Miami Undercover" on WPST-TV channel 10 (now WPLG)
Hosted a late-night talk show on WLBW
Began hosting a weekend show on WTVJ
Hired as columnist by <i>Miami Herald</i> to replace Walter Winchell
Became involved with financier Lou Wolfson in scheme to bankroll New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy
Handled commentary for WIOD Radio's broadcasts of the Miami Dolphin's football games
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
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
Returned to radio as the color commentator for broadcasts of the Shreveport Steamer of the World Football League on KWKH
Rehired by WIOD in Miami to host a talk show
Hosted the national radio show, "The Larry King Show" on the Mutual Radio Network
Made first foray into TV talk with 90-minute syndicated show
Began hosting the long running CNN talk show, "Larry King Live"
Began simulcasting his CNN show on the Mutual/Westwood One Radio Network
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May)
Signed new five-year contract with CNN for a reported $7 million per year
Appeared as himself during two fictionalized airings of his show in the Mike Nichols directed "Primary Colors"
Signed another four year contract with CNN valued at between $7-$8 million per year
Voiced The Ugly Stepsister in the animated feature "Shrek 2"
Signed a new four-year, $28 million deal with CNN that will keep "Larry King Live" on the air through 2009
Reprised role of Doris, The Ugly Stepsister in "Shrek the Third"
Published his autobiography, <i>My Remarkable Journey</i>
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