Jerry Springer is an American television presenter, actor, and former politician. He was born on February 13, 1944, in London, England, and was raised in New York City. Springer attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1965.
Jerry Springer Biography
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After graduation, Springer worked for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968 and later became a political campaign advisor to Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer. He later became a member of the Cincinnati City Council in 1971, and in 1977, he was elected as the mayor of Cincinnati.
Springer’s foray into television began in 1991 when he hosted a news program called “The Jerry Springer Show.” The show initially focused on political issues but later transformed into a tabloid talk show that often featured guests who were involved in controversial and sensational situations.
The Jerry Springer Show became incredibly popular and was syndicated across the United States and internationally. However, it also received criticism for its controversial content and accusations of exploitation.
Aside from his television work, Springer has also acted in movies and television shows. He has appeared in movies like “Ringmaster,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” and “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” He has also made guest appearances in TV shows such as “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Married… with Children,” and “The Simpsons.”
Springer has been honored with several awards for his work in television, including a Daytime Emmy Award and a People’s Choice Award. In 2018, he debuted his new show called “Judge Jerry,” in which he presides over small-claims cases.
Despite his success, Springer’s political career suffered when it was revealed that he had hired a prostitute in the 1970s. He eventually resigned as mayor of Cincinnati in 1974. However, he remained active in politics and even considered running for governor of Ohio in 1982.
Jerry Springer Wife
Jerry Springer has been married twice. His first marriage was to Micki Velton, whom he married in 1973. The couple had one daughter together, named Katie. However, they eventually divorced in 1994, after 21 years of marriage.
In 1996, Springer married his second wife, a former model named Irene, whom he met while on a game show. The couple has been together for over 25 years and they have no children together. Irene is also involved in philanthropic work and has served on the board of directors for several organizations.
Jerry Springer Net Worth
Jerry Springer’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million. His wealth primarily comes from his long-running television show “The Jerry Springer Show,” as well as his various acting roles and other projects. Over the course of his career, Springer has also invested in real estate, which has contributed to his overall net worth.
Jerry Springer Cause of Death
News reaching us is that Jerry Springer died of Pancreatic cancer. He was earlier diagnosed for this to happen