Larry King named new 'dean' of Friars Club

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King will soon help rule the roasts at the Friars Club.

The longtime TV and radio host is the new dean of the century-old organization famous for its raunchy celebrity tributes. The Friars announced Wednesday that King will succeed Freddie Roman and serve for the next two years. The 80-year-old King will assist Friars Club "abbot" Jerry Lewis and the board of directors in overseeing the roasts, dinners and other events.

Radio personality William B. William and vaudeville star Harry Delf are among previous Friars deans.

Related Headlines

  • Larry King

    Larry King returns to the radio

    If you've missed the musings of Larry King, you're in luck — he's coming to radio in the form of minute-long, daily reports starting on Veterans Day. The former CNN host will ... 

  • Psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 in California

    Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming. For the next 74 years, Browne claimed to do just that, ... 

  • Stars young and old reflect on Hoffman's death

    Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Philip Seymour Hoffman shared their reaction Sunday to his death at 46 of an apparent drug overdose: — "Words cannot convey the ... 

  • Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

    CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show's three-year run. Morgan devoted the prime-time show's final minutes Friday night to ... 

Find your future job here