Jerry Springer

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April 19, 2024

Jerry Springer has officially passed away at the age of 79. Springer was born in London in 1944, right in the midst of World War II. Springer’s parents were German-Jewish refugees who escaped Prussia (now Poland). Jerry was brought to the US and raised in Queens, New York. He attended Northwestern school of Law, where he became certified in law. He was most well known for the TV show “The Jerry Springer Show”, which ended in 2018. The show had run since 1991, featuring over 4,000 episodes. He also had a show called “Judge Jerry” that ran for 3 years, from 2019 until 2022. On TV, he was known for his spontaneous and outrageous arguments with guests. This sometimes led to physical confrontations between couples he had on the show, right on live TV. 


Springer was also a known politician, getting his political science degree from Tulane University. Springer decided to run for Governor of Ohio, but ultimately lost to the Republican party. He was the Mayor of Cincinnati briefly before his run for Governor. Springer, on multiple occasions, debated running for US Senate. He only didn’t because he felt as though he already had a lot on his plate with his TV show. He also had previously run for the House of Representatives, in 1970. During his run for Governor in the 80s, a campaign commercial on TV referenced his use of a check to pay a prostitute, Springer just wanted to show he wasn’t afraid of the truth, even if it hurt him. Although Springer wasn’t elected Governor, he still made a splash in politics within the city of Cincinnati. In the late 80s, he played a major part in the reservation of the historic Cincinnati Union Terminal. Jerry Springer was quite the character and will be remembered by his many fans.