Well-known TV and radio interviewer, author, and columnist.
He changed his last name from Zeiger to King because his boss at the time felt that Zeiger was too ethnic.
For the last episode of his highly popular one hour talk show on CNN, he interviewed the lovely Barbra Streisand.
He got married eight times: first to Freda Miller in 1952, then to Annette Kaye in 1960, to Mickey Sutphin in 1963, to Alene Akins on April 19, 1963, he remarried Alene in 1967, he married Sharon Lepore on September 25, 1976, and then to Julie Alexander on October 7, 1989, and most recently to Shawn Southwick on September 5, 1997.
The British-born Piers Morgan was selected to take over his show after he announced his retirement.