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Name: John Donald Imus, Jr.                                                           
Born: 23 July 1940                                                                   
John Donald Imus, Jr. (born July 23, 1940) is an American radio host, humorist       
and writer. Imus's nationally-syndicated radio show, Imus in the Morning, airs       
throughout the US on ABC Radio and is simulcast on RFD-TV.                           
Imus was born in Riverside, California. He served in the Marine Corps from           
1957 to 1959.                                                                         
Imus had battled alcoholism during his early career in New York, but in 1987         
finally pursued effective treatment. (As of 2008, he says that he has remained       
sober for 20 years and counting). In 1988, with his cocaine and alcohol               
addictions now part of his self-publicity, Imus reshaped his show from strictly       
comedy into a forum for political issues, charitable causes and news-based           
In 1979, he divorced his first wife, Harriett. He married his second wife,           
Deirdre Coleman on December 17, 1994. He has four daughters from his first           
marriage and one son, Frederick Wyatt (nicknamed Wyatt, born July 3, 1998), from     
his current marriage. Both Don and Deirdre Imus are vegetarians.                     
In 1999, Imus and his wife founded the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch near       
Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles southeast of Santa Fe. The Imus Ranch is a               
charitable organization for children with cancer, as well as siblings of SIDS         
victims. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, the Imus family goes to       
the New Mexico ranch. Until the cancellation of his show on April 12, 2007, Imus     
would broadcast from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from       
New York and New Jersey. In 2000, Imus suffered serious injuries after a fall         
from a horse at his ranch, and broadcast several shows from a hospital.               
Imus maintains three residences, one in Manhattan, another in Westport,               
Connecticut, and one in Ribera, New Mexico.