Jul. 4th, 1943
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 9 1/2"
Geraldo Rivera's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Listed on his birth certificate as Gerald Michael Riviera, born to Allen and Lillian (Friedman) Riviera. In his autobiography "Exposing Myself," Rivera said that he believed his mother was attempting to deflect future discrimination from her children by misspelling their surname on their birth certificates, as they were the products of a mixed marriage.
- Siblings are 'Craig Rivera' (qv), Sharon Rivera, and Irene Rivera Hunt. Cousin is Wilfredo Rivera, adopted by Geraldo's parents.
- The 1980s GI Joe animated series created the news anchor man character Hector Ramirez as a parody of Rivera.
- Children: Isabella Holmes (b. 7 November 1992) and Simone Cruickshank (b. September 1994) by C. C. Dyer; Gabriel Miguel (b. 2 July 1979) by Sherryl Raymond; Cruz (b. 1987) by a previous relationship; Solita Liliana (b. August 2005) by Erica Levy.
- His wife, Edie, was 'Kurt Vonnegut Jr.' (qv)'s daughter. His autobiography, written in 1991 is "Exposing Myself."
- Wife Erica Levy's mother is Nancy and father is Howard Levy, who was a prostate cancer survivor; but died recently.
- Geraldo Rivera and Erica Levy welcomed daughter Solita Liliana August 2005.
- In his autobiography, he revealed his affairs with 'Bette Midler' (qv), 'Liza Minnelli' (qv), 'Judy Collins (I)' (qv), 'Chris Evert (I)' (qv), 'Margaret Trudeau' (qv), 'Marion Javits' (qv), and at least 1000 other women. He first made a name for himself as a lawyer defending Harlems's largely Hispanic Young Lords gang. His brother is newscaster 'Craig Rivera' (qv), who previously gained experience as Geraldo's producer at ABC News.
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