Billie Jean King’s ex-husband: Who is Larry King?
Billie Jean King is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. King won 39 major titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles.
King was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.
The former No. 1 tennis player in the world, Billie Jean King, is an American and has a $20 million fortune.
King, who is regarded as one of tennis’ greatest players ever, amassed 39 Grand Slam victories, including 12 singles, 11 mixed doubles, and 16 women’s doubles. At the first WTA Tour Championships, she won the singles competition as well.
On September 17, 1965, Billie Jean married attorney Larry King. A few years later, King acknowledged her attraction to women and started dating Marilyn Barnett, her secretary.
Who is Larry King?
Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021, was an American television and radio host, whose awards included 2 Peabodys, an Emmy, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. Over his career, he hosted over 50,000 interviews.
King was born and raised in New York City to Jewish parents who immigrated to the United States from Belarus in the 1930s. 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 gained prominence in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. King hosted Larry King Now from 2012 to 2020, which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America.
King was born in Brooklyn on November 19, 1933. He was one of two children of Jennie (née Gitlitz), a garment worker who was born in Minsk, Russian Empire, and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense-plant worker who was born in Pinsk, Russian Empire. His parents were Orthodox Jews who immigrated to the United States from Belarus in the 1930s.
King was married eight times, to seven women. He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952 at age 19. That union ended the following year at the behest of their parents, who reportedly had the marriage annulled.
He was later briefly married to Annette Kaye, who gave birth to his son, Larry Jr., in November 1961. King did not meet Larry Jr. until the latter was in his 30’s.