Birth Name: Jerry Springer
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Gerald Norman Springer was born on Feb. 13, 1944, in London, England, U.K., curiously enough in the Highgate Tube (subway) station, then being used as a bomb shelter against German air raids. His parents, Margo and Richard Springer, had fled Germany just prior to the 1939 invasion of Poland - his grandparents and other relatives had perished at the hands of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" ¬- and immigrated five years later to New York. They arrived on the RMSQueen Mary, affording Jerry an early memory of being welcomed to his new homeland by the Statue of Liberty. The family settled in Queens, with Margo and Richard finding jobs in a bank and as a street-vendor of toys, respectively, while ...
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