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Name: Jerry Springer.                                                             
Born: 13 February 1944 London, England, UK                                         
Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944) is a British-born         
American celebrity; a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; musician;       
television personality; and host of the controversial television tabloid talk     
show bearing his name, The Jerry Springer Show, since its debut in 1991. He is     
also the current host of America's Got Talent.                                     
Springer was born in London, England, in the East Finchley tube station. His       
parents, Margot (a bank clerk) and Richard Springer (a maker of stuffed animals), 
were Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. In January 1948, Springer                 
emigrated with his parents to the United States, settling in Kew Gardens, Queens, 
New York. He and his sister Evelyn were raised in a small four room apartment.     
Jerry's parents loved to talk politics, and even at a young age, he too became     
interested in the subject. In fact, one of his earliest memories about current     
events was when he was 12 and watching the Democratic convention on television,   
where he saw, and was impressed by John F. Kennedy. (Powers and Johnson, 1998;     
also, Waldman, 2006) Springer attended Forest Hills High School. He earned a       
Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1965, majoring in political science.   
He earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Northwestern University in 1968.       
Springer became a political campaign aide to Robert F. Kennedy. After Kennedy's   
assassination, he joined the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs, now Frost     
Brown Todd.