Feb. 13th, 1944
London, England, UK
Jerry Springer's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- His talk show turned musical, Jerry Springer - The Opera performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and later at the Cambridge Theatre, was awarded the 2003 London Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
- (20 September 1991): _"The Jerry Springer Show" (1991)_ (qv) debuts. It was developed by Cincinnati's WLWT-TV to replace its landmark _"The Phil Donahue Show" (1970)_ (qv) ('Phil Donahue' (qv) and Springer both worked for WLWT-TV at the time). Springer was eventually forced to revamp its serious format in an attempt to save the show from being dropped by syndicators due to poor ratings. The rest, as they say, is history.
- Growing up, he was a lifelong fan of 'Buddy Ebsen' (qv), having watched most of his shows.
- 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.
- Was a Boy Scout.
- Born on exactly the same day as 'Stockard Channing' (qv).
- (10 July 2002) The sons of guest Nancy Campbell-Panitz, who was murdered by her ex-husband after the couple appeared on a "Springer" episode with his girlfriend, filed suit in Sarasota County (FL) Court against Springer, his producers and his distributor, USA Studios, claiming Springer created "a mood that led to murder."
- His inspired musical, Jerry Springer --The Opera performed at the Royal National: Lyttelton and late at Cambridge Theatre, was awarded the Carlton Television Best Musical Award at the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.