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Larry King

1933 - 2021

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Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American author, radio and television host, whose awards included two Peabodys, an Emmy and 10 Cable ACE Awards. During his career, King conducted over 60,000 interviews on radio and TV.King was born and raised in New York City to Jewish parents who immigrated to the United States from Belarus in the 1920s. He studied at Lafayette High School, a public high school in Brooklyn. He was a WMBM radio interviewer in the Miami area in the 1950s and 1960s and beginning in 1978, gained national prominence as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard over the Mutual Broadcasting System.From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry King has received more than 12,419,728 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Larry King is the 5th most popular presenter (up from 8th in 2019), the 1,033rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,656th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Presenter.

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  • 71

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  • 2.93

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  • 6.55

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Among presenters, Larry King ranks 5 out of 110Before him are Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, and Steve Irwin. After him are Hebe Camargo, Henry Rollins, Alex Jones, Bear Grylls, Fred Rogers, David Letterman, and Anna Moffo.

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Among people born in 1933, Larry King ranks 58Before him are Jeremy Brett, Bobby Robson, Henri, Count of Paris, Ali Shariati, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko. After him are Ilia II of Georgia, Edward de Bono, Corazon Aquino, Than Shwe, Edmund Phelps, and Henryk Górecki. Among people deceased in 2021, Larry King ranks 62Before him are Manuel Santana, George Jung, E. O. Wilson, Idriss Déby, Nawal El Saadawi, and John McAfee. After him are Edward de Bono, Noah Gordon, Dean Stockwell, Pat Hitchcock, Norodom Ranariddh, and Kåre Willoch.

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Among people born in United States, Larry King ranks 1,033 out of 18,182Before him are Clifford Shull (1915), Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Denver (1943), Jeremy Renner (1971), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), and Robert Wise (1914). After him are Edna Purviance (1895), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), and Ronald Dworkin (1931).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Larry King ranks 3Before him are Jay Leno (1950) and Oprah Winfrey (1954). After him are Henry Rollins (1961), Alex Jones (1974), Fred Rogers (1928), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), and Walter Cronkite (1916).

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