Jerry Springer, TV Icon, Has Passed Away

Jerry Springer worked in politics before entering the world of Television.

Jerry Springer ina tux.

Jerry Springer, the influential and iconic TV personality, has passed away at the age of 79. He hosted “The Jerry Springer Show” for 27 years. Springer was battling pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ. The American television personality, actor, and former politician was born on February 13, 1944, in London, England, but grew up in Queens, New York. His controversial talk show debuted in 1991. Before becoming a TV host, Springer earned his law degree from Northwestern University in 1968. He then worked as a campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy and as a city councilman in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1977, he was elected mayor of Cincinnati and served for one term before losing his re-election bid in 1981.

After his political stint, Springer became a TV news anchor in Cincinnati before moving to Chicago to host his talk show. “The Jerry Springer Show” gained a reputation for featuring guests who engaged in outrageous behavior, such as physical fights, arguments, and revelations of scandalous affairs. The show’s popularity grew rapidly and became a cultural phenomenon in the 1990s.

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