Feb. 13th, 1944
London, England, UK
Jerry Springer's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- There is a ventriloquist dummy who can be seen in the audience during the show behind Jerry when he is in the crowd. The dummy represents the "Dummies" who watch the show and are in the audience.
- Won a seat on Cincinnati's Council-at-Large in 1971, but resigned in 1974 after police - raiding a Fort Wright, KY massage parlor - found a check he had written to a "massuse" for her services. Coming clean at a press conference, his honesty worked, and he won back his seat in 1975.
- Was elected mayor of Cincinnati in 1977, receiving the largest plurality in history.
- Helped Stuart Lee and Richard Thomas gain the rights to produce the Jerry Springer Opera while in development stage, when Studios USA threatened legal action for violation of the copyright laws.
- Winner, 2008 Fox Reality Channel Really Award for "Favorite Host" for his appearance in _"America's Got Talent" (2006)_ (qv).
- "Jerry Springer - The Opera" won the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
- Has established a scholarship fund at the Keliman School (Chicago, IL) that serves inner-city youth.
- Jerry Springer -- The Opera performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and Cambridge Theatre was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of 2003.