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Larry KingJewish Brooklyn Born Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.

With an affable, easygoing demeanor that distinguished him from more intense TV interviewers, King perfected a casual approach to the Q&A format, always leaning forward and listening intently to his guests, rarely interrupting.

“I’ve never learned anything,” King was fond of saying, “while I was talking.”

Larry King was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. Wikipedia

BornNovember 19, 1933 (age 87 years), to Orthodox Jewish parents in Bensonhurst,  Brooklyn, New York, NY

Height5′ 9″

SpouseShawn King (m. 1997), Julie Alexander (m. 1989–1992), MORE

ChildrenChaia KingLarry King Jr.Cannon Edward KingChance Armstrong KingAndy King