Larry King’s Sons React To Their Father’s Death

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Larry King’s sons have officially spoken out following the news of their father’s recent death. Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King all took to Facebook to release a joint statement on how much their father meant to all of them.

“We are heartbroken over our father’s death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing. The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was ‘dad.’ He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments — large, small, or imagined,” the statement reads.

Larry King’s sons release statement about their father’s death

Larry King's Sons React To Their Father's Death
Larry King, 1990 Everett Collection

It continues, And, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself. He was an amazing father, and he was fiercely loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We will miss him every single day of our lives.”

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The brothers went on to thank fans for the “outpouring of love” they have been contributing following the sad news. “A debt of gratitude is owed for the wonderful care they provided to our dad in his final years. With deep appreciation,”  they conclude together.

Statement from the family of Larry King pic.twitter.com/LgBiZKFwcJ

— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 24, 2021

The talk show and broadcasting icon died on January 23rd at 87 years old. No cause of death was disclosed but he had been hospitalized the month prior battling COVID-19. King also lost two of his children back in 2020. His son Andy and daughter Chaia both died within weeks of one another during the summer.

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78-Year-Old Harrison Ford Looking Fit As He Heads To Tennis Lesson

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78-year-old Harrison Ford is looking fit as ever as some paparazzi snapped some photos of him heading to a tennis lesson. He was layered up with a green puffer jacket with orange outlining and a similarly green shirt underneath. He also had on black gym shorts with sneakers and was carrying a Wilson gym bag and a cup of coffee.

The actor is best known for two incredibly successful franchises under his belt; the Star Wars saga and, of course, Indiana Jones. He’s currently working on two new projects, a series called The Staircase and the fifth installment to the Indiana Jones franchise.

Harrison Ford looks great and fit as he stays active with a tennis lesson!

Harrison Ford, 78, looks fit as he heads to a tennis lesson ahead of new Indiana Jones movie https://t.co/WXb2dQonOm

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 25, 2021

Ford first portrayed Jones in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and went on to reprise the role a few more times in 1984’s Temple of Doom, along with The Last Crusade five years later. We most recently saw him in 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, showcasing Ford as Jones once again, but the film was far less successful than its previous installments.

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Despite this, fans have been hoping for another installment for years and we all know that Ford was not so quick to give up this role! The lingering question is, who will be the fresh meat in the series now that Ford is as old as the late Sean Connery was back in the day when the two starred in the films together? Only time will tell. The new film is slated for a July 2022 release.

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Jerry Seinfeld Explains His Confusing Interview With The Late Larry King

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87-year-old Larry King died last weekend. Larry had a broadcasting career for over six decades and hosted Larry King Live for 25 years. After news of his passing, many fans found some of his most iconic interviews. One interview, in particular, kept coming up. It was a 2007 interview with comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld. Some fans were upset with how Jerry talked to Larry during the interview.

However, Jerry took to social media to explain and express his sadness after learning of Larry’s death. He said that it was all just joking during the interview and Larry knew that. The interview in question detailed Larry asking Jerry if he gave up Seinfeld. Jerry chose to end Seinfeld before it got canceled to “end it on a high note.”

Jerry Seinfeld explains his interview with Larry King

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ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN’T STOP HIS LEG, Jerry Seinfeld, 2016. ©The Weinstein Company/courtesy Everett Collection

Larry asked, “You gave it up, right? You canceled them, they didn’t cancel you.” Jerry responded, “You’re not aware of this? You think I got canceled? Are you under the impression I got canceled? I thought it was pretty well-documented. Is this still CNN? [When] I went off the air I was the number-one show on television, Larry. Do you know who I am?”

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WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL, Larry King, 2013, ©International Film Circuit/courtesy Everett Collection

Larry joked back, “Jewish guy. Brooklyn.” Jerry said, “The ‘canceled’ bit was just me having fun with his little mistake. Nothing more. Or less.”

In conclusion, watch the full interview below:

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‘The Jeffersons’: An Audience Member Finally Diagnosed Harry Bentley’s Glandular Disease

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Among those who watch The Jeffersons, Paul Benedict became known as Harry Bentley. Though he wasn’t a part of the main Jefferson family, even as their neighbor, no one could forget him because of his unique physical traits.

Unbeknownst to him and doctors alike, however, he’d been suffering from a disease. It took one of his audience members’ keen eyes to identify the signs and diagnose his befuddling glandular disease.

Paul Benedict’s appearance as Harry Bentley wasn’t a creative choice

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Paul benedict as Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons / Everett Collection

Countless shows use physical attributes to further help a character stand out. Sometimes, it helps differentiate. Other times, it becomes an extension of their personality. On The Jeffersons, Paul Benedict’s character of Harry Bentley became known for his prominent nose, jaw, hands, and feet.

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His body started growing that way back in high school, according to Mental Floss. But he also developed agonizing headaches. Both traits plagued him for years, but as far as the headaches went, doctors couldn’t pinpoint a cause. That’s when a specialist stepped in, with no intentions of doing so at first.

Pinpointing the cause

A theater-goer was finally able to explain Benedict's years-long symptoms
A theater-goer and specialist was finally able to explain Benedict’s years-long symptoms / Everett Collection

Like many other actors of the time, Paul Benedict also saw time on stage for theater performances. Such was the case in 1964 when Benedict landed a co-starring role with the Theatre Company of Boston. There, an audience member apparently saw the actor and penned a note, which they handed off to an usher to give to Benedict. It arranged for a meeting between actor and audience member after the show. In the lobby, Benedict spoke with the guest, who revealed himself as a radiologist in his letter. They elaborated on the points brought up in the message, which asked if Benedict had seen an endocrinologist because he seemed to have acromegaly.

The Mayo Clinic defines acromegaly is a hormonal disorder characterized by excessive growth hormones produced by the pituitary gland during adulthood. Hence, Benedict’s noticeable proportions. The hands, feet, and face most commonly face changes from acromegaly, which produces a variety of other symptoms, including headaches. After enduring this condition for decades, Benedict finally knew to see a specialist who helped stop the disorder’s progression with a 20-minute procedure.

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The Story Behind Sammy Davis Jr. Trying To Strangle His Wife On Their Wedding Day

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Back in the ’50s, Sammy Davis Jr. was a beloved entertainer but still faced racism on the daily. It was to the point where it affected his relationships since Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn had a lot of say over Davis’s love interests and forced him to not be with white movie star Kim Novak. This is because Cohn felt it would hurt his studio’s reputation and went on to hire mobsters to threaten Davis.

Some reports even say that he was kidnapped and that his goons threatened to break Davis’s legs if he didn’t end his romance with Novak. “They said they would break both of his legs, put out his other eye, and bury him in a hole if he didn’t marry a black woman right away,” says Daviss’ friend, Arthur Silber.

Sammy Davis Jr. and why he tried to strangle his wife…

The Story Behind Sammy Davis Jr. Trying To Strangle His Wife On Their Wedding Day
CONVICTS 4, (aka CONVICTS FOUR), Sammy Davis, Jr., 1962

So, in 1958, after Davis was threatened and possibly kidnapped, he went and asked his ex-girlfriend Loray White to marry him. Silber reveals that Davis apparently just picked her name out of a phone book and asked her to marry him to make Cohn happy. He even agreed to pay her to marry him, and it happened, but not without a fight… literally.

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Davis drank pretty heavily on their wedding day as he dealt with the emotional suffering. On the car ride back from the wedding, Davis went and tried to strangle his new wife, but Silber managed to stop him. He actually had to wrangle a gun out of Davis’s hand and carry him back to his room. “I walked back into the bedroom just as he was putting a gun to his head,” Silber admits. “I jumped on him…and I got the gun away from him. Then I sat on him with my knees on his shoulders until he passed out.” Their marriage only lasted a year and in 1960, he married May Britt, a white Swedish actor. While that marriage didn’t last either, it was a step in the right direction for interracial marriages.

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Gunther From ‘Friends’ Looks Totally Different These Days

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If you’re a Friends fan, you surely remember Gunther. While he wasn’t supposed to end up being a recurring character, he ended up being a fan favorite and appeared in many episodes of the sitcom. Gunther was played by James Michael Tyler.

Gunther was the manager of Central Perk, the coffee shop where the gang always hung out at. He was known for his obsession with Rachel. These days, you probably wouldn’t recognize him if you saw him in public.

See what Gunther looks like now

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James Michael Tyler / YouTube Screenshot

Of course, in Friends, he was known for his bleach-blond hair and clean-shaven face. He has opted for a completely different look since leaving the show. These days, he has brown hair and usually has a full beard and mustache.

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FRIENDS, James Michael Tyler, (Season 7), 1994-2004, © Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

He still acts but is mainly known for his role as Gunther. His most recent roles were in a show called Modern Music and shorts called Processing and The Gesture and The Word. What do you think of his new look? Do you miss the way he looked at Gunther?

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