Jerry Springer was the proud presenter of his “trashy” talk show of the same name, known for its fighting, cussing, and dramatic twists and turns.
But did you know the controversial host with the most had his own skeletons in his closet?
JERRY SPRINGER DIES AFTER CANCER BATTLE
Jerry Spring’s death died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 79 years old.
Family spokesperson Jene Galvin told TMZ: “Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried, whether that was politics, broadcasting, or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word.
“He’s irreplaceable, and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart, and humour will live on”.
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FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TALK-SHOW KING
Like his talk show, Jerry Springer became a household name thanks to his ability to poke fun at all the drama that played out on camera.
But off the set, the host had his own real-life drama. Here are five facts…
- Jerry Springer was born in a bomb shelter in 1944 in London during World War 2. His parents and grandparents were German-Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi concentration camps.
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2. He began his career as a politician but was caught with his pants down – literally – when he was accused of indulging in the services of s** workers. Despite the controversy, Jerry made a career comeback and was re-elected as Cincinnati City Council member and later mayor!
3. At the time of his s** scandal, Jerry had been married for just one year to Micki Velton. The couple had one child, a daughter.
4. In 2002, Jerry Springer was sued by the sons of a woman who was brutally murdered by her ex-husband after they both appeared on the talk show. The episode they appeared in was called “Secret Mistresses Confronted.”
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5. The star hosted multiple shows, from Miss World and Miss Universe competitions to the sports show WWE Raw and courtroom drama Judge Jerry. He even made cameo appearances on shows like Days of Our Lives, the X-Files, and The Simpsons.
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