Jul. 4th, 1943
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 9 1/2"
Geraldo Rivera's Main TV Roles
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- 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.
- NBC executive 'Brandon Tartikoff' (qv) once said of him: "There are two words that serve as a signal that you're operating in an area of questionable taste. Those words are 'Geraldo Rivera.'"
- His fourth wife, C.C. Dyer, did not take his last name when they married.
- Geraldo Rivera and Erica Levy welcomed daughter Solita Liliana August 2005.
- Exposed deplorable conditions in "Willowbrook State School", an institution for people with developmental disabilities, in early 1972. Publicity from the class-action lawsuit against the state of New York that soon followed was a major contributing factor in the passing of a federal law called "Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1980."
- (1991) Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world.
- Allegedly married first wife Linda Coblentz in part to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
- Wife Erica Levy's mother is Nancy and father is Howard Levy, who was a prostate cancer survivor; but died recently.
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