Photos | Larry King, legendary talk show host

Larry King with wife Shawn King at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015
Larry King poses with Shawn King, his seventh wife, at the L.A. Times studio at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27, 2015.
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Larry King, 87, the famed radio and television talk show host, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Ora Media, the company behind the programs “Larry King Now” and “Politicking With Larry King,” in a statement.

In a career that spanned half a century, King became one of the most famous talk show hosts and opinion shapers in the world with his breezy, rarely confrontational style of banter, leading his guests this way and that, wherever his curiosity took him. He was hospitalized earlier this month with COVID-19.

Talk show host Larry King wipes his eyes while laughing at a joke by comedy legend Jerry Lewis on set of "Larry King Live."
Larry King wipes away tears of laughter after a joke by comedy legend Jerry Lewis on “Larry King Live” at CNN Studios in Hollywood on Aug. 26, 1999.
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Larry King and his wife Shawn
Larry King and his wife Shawn strike baseball poses in their home in Beverly Hills on Aug. 1, 2012. King, a Dodgers fan since he was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, has died at 87.
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Larry King shares the ring with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, right, for an interview in 1999
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, right, shares the ring with Larry King during a “Larry King Live” interview in Las Vegas on Aug. 16, 1995.
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Larry King in between segments while taping an interview with Moby on May 9, 2016, for "Larry King Now."
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Oliver North and host Larry King prior to the start of CNN's "Larry King Live" in Washington on Jan. 26, 1994.
Oliver North and host Larry King prior to the start of CNN’s “Larry King Live” in Washington on Jan. 26, 1994.
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Larry King on stage with Garcelle Beauvais at the Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on April 30, 2017.
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Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., right, is interviewed by Larry King on "Larry King Live" show on Oct. 4, 1995.
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. is interviewed by Larry King on the “Larry King Live” show on Oct. 4, 1995, the day after O.J. Simpson, Cochran’s client, was acquitted of murder in Los Angeles.
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Larry King has breakfast as he often did with friends Barry Rubin, Irwin Schaeffer and Bud Moss at Nate ’n Al's in 2010
Larry King has breakfast as he often did with friends Barry Rubin, Irwin Schaeffer and Bud Moss at Nate ’n Al’s on Nov. 12, 2010.
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Businessman Donald Trump is interviewed by Larry King during a taping of "Larry King Live" in New York Oct. 7, 1999.
Businessman Donald Trump is interviewed by Larry King during a taping of “Larry King Live” in New York on Oct. 7, 1999.
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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King in 1999
Texas Gov. George W. Bush, a Republican presidential hopeful, jokes with Larry King after taping a “Larry King Live” show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on Dec. 16, 1999.
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Tina Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra, right, daughters of Frank Sinatra, get close on set in a 1997 "Larry King Live" appearance.
Tina Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra, right, daughters of Frank Sinatra, get close on set in a “Larry King Live” appearance on Dec. 12, 1997.
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Larry King, center, moderates a debate of U.S. Democratic presidential candidates hosted by the Los Angeles Times in 2004.
Larry King, center, moderates a debate of U.S. Democratic presidential candidates hosted by the Los Angeles Times at the USC campus on Feb. 26, 2004.
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Denise Brown, sister of slain Nicole Brown Simpson and John Q. Kelly, Brown family attorney, on "Larry King Live" in 1997.
Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, and attorney John Q. Kelly, who represented Brown’s family in a civil trial against O.J. Simpson, are interviewed by Larry King in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 1997, hours after jurors assessed Simpson $25 million in punitive damages for the deaths in 1994 of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and Ronald Goldman.
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Larry King interviews former President Clinton in 2002.
Larry King interviews former President Clinton in 2002. Clinton said Saturday that he’d been interviewed by King more than 20 times.
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Larry King is surprised and overwhelmed arriving at the Museum of Television and Radio for his 70th birthday bash in 2003
Larry King is surprised and overwhelmed as he arrives for his 70th birthday bash at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills on Nov. 19, 2003.
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Larry King waves while arriving at Trump Tower in New York on  Dec. 1, 2016.
Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 1, 2016.
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