Morton Downey Jr.

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Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Mar 12, 2001 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Mar 12, 2001 (68)

About

The host of the eponymous Morton Downey, Jr. Show, which popularized the trash TV format with brawling, scandalizing guests.

Before Fame

His show started on local New York stations and later gained national syndication - with many stations appending disclaimers and warnings to the audience.

Trivia

A film about his career entitled √Čvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie showed that there was a deeper side to Downey, and premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Family Life

He grew up in Los Angels, California.

Associated With

Although his show declined in popularity in the late 1980's its format lived on through highly popular 90's shows hosted by Jerry Springer and Phil Donahue.