In a candid new interview with Closer Weekly, the 83-year-old star opened up about leaving television — and revealed he’d be too bored if he retired!
“Seven decades — shoot, I can’t believe it myself,” Larry said of reaching 60 years on-air.
“I love working and don’t know what I’d do if I retired,” he told Closer at the Celebrity Fight Night in Arizona on Saturday, March 18.
Larry on CNN in 2010.
Larry first got his showbiz start as a radio host in Miami back in the late 1950s. The radio show shot him to local stardom and a few years later, Larry landed his debut TV role hosting the Sunday evening program, Miami Undercover.
In early 1978, Larry’s radio show went national and he garnered a devoted audience. Years later, he launched _Larry King Live _ on CNN in 1985. According to the network, Larry has now performed more than 30,000 interviews throughout his illustrious TV career.
“I’ve been curious all my life, so I’ve taken that and made it a living,” Larry recently told Closer.
During a previous sit-down with Closer Weekly, Larry revealed how he’d like to be remembered by his fans. “I’d like to be here so they don’t have to remember me at all!” he joked. “I’d like the headline to read, ‘Oldest Man Who Ever Lived!'”
Larry and his wife, Shawn.
But really, what would his epitaph say? “He entertained and informed,” Larry quipped.
In addition to his successful Hollywood career, Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, Shawn King, and his five children. Though the star and Shawn, 57, briefly split in 2010, the two are now more in love than ever.
“We talk about a lot of things married couples don’t talk about because we are doing things together,” Larry previously told Closer of his marriage.
Larry and Shawn share two sons — Chance Armstrong King, 18, and Cannon Edward King, 16 — together. The CNN star is additionally a father two three older children: son Larry King Jr. (with ex-wife Annette Kaye), daughter Chaia King and son Andy King (both with ex-wife Alene Akins).
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