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Rush Limbaugh

Biography

Opinionated and conventional talk display host known for his controversial and inciting commentary. He earned a Marconi Radio Prize for Syndicated Radio Character of the entire year. He utilized the pseudonyms Rusty Sharpe and Jeff Christie and in addition worked being a disk jockey. Sometimes in his profession, he’s got the highest-rated chat radio program in america. He got wedded 4 moments: initial to Roxy Maxine McNeely on Sept 24, 1977, after that to Michelle Sixta Wennerholm on Dec 19, 1982, to Marta Maranda Fitzgerald on, may 27, 1994, also to Kathryn Rogers on June 5, 2010. He and Glenn Beck both became known because of their outspoken, and frequently controversial, make of conservatism.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rush Limbaugh
Date Of Birth January 12, 1951
Place Of Birth Cape Girardeau, MO
Height 1.8 m
Profession Radio Host
Education Central High School, Southeast Missouri State University
Nationality American
Spouse Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, Marta Fitzgerald, Michelle Sixta, Roxy Maxine McNeely
Parents Rush Limbaugh Sr., Mildred Limbaugh
Siblings David Limbaugh
Awards William F. Buckely Jr. Award for Media Excellence, Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year
TV Shows The 1/2 Hour News Hour, The Pat Sajak Show, Sunday NFL Countdown, EIB Cure -a-thon
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Subject of the book "The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error". The book was written by media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and details Limbaugh's inaccurate comments.
2 In October, Rush admitted to his listeners that he was addicted to prescription painkillers given to him after a failed back surgery. He also told his audience that he would check himself in to drug rehabilitation for 30 days. [December 2003]
3 Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh and The Bible" by Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph) Evearitt.
4 Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations" by Al Franken.
5 Release of his book, "The Way Things Ought To Be".
6 Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh in Night School" by Charles Varon.
7 Release of his book, "See, I Told You So".
8 Has gone completely deaf but is continuing to do his radio show anyway. [October 2001]
9 He is mentioned in Alicyn Packard's song "The Pinky Song.".
10 Is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama.
11 Second cousin of Stephen Nathanial Limbaugh III.
12 Rushed to a Honolulu hospital complaining of severe chest pains on December 31, 2009 but, after tests came up negative, was released the next day.
13 His mother, Millie (Armstrong) Limbaugh, was considered the "first lady" of their hometown, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Millie passed away March 3, 2000. After her death it was revealed that Rush had temporarily moved back to Cape Girardeau to take care of his mother. He broadcast his radio show from her kitchen and had all callers forwarded to a local phone line without any delay.
14 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $33 million.
15 Nominated in 2007 for the Nobel Peace Prize.
16 Raised a record $1.7 million-plus for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America in his annual Cure-a-Thon, in addition to his personal donation of a quarter of a million dollars.
17 Older brother of columnist David Limbaugh.
18 (June 11, 2004) Announces that he and his third wife of ten years, the former Marta Fitzgerald, are seeking a divorce for personal reasons.
19 He is the #1 nationally syndicated radio talk show host in America.
20 After he returned to his radio show after five weeks in rehab he has consistantly had between 35 and 40 million listeners - twice what he normally has
21 Revealed to his listeners on October 10, 2003 that he has been addicted to prescription pain medication for many years, following spinal surgery. Entered an intensive in-patient treatment program and was away from his radio show for five weeks. Is now continuing his treatment as a recovering addict, and has returned to his radio program.
22 Family refers to him as "Rusty."
23 Was considered for the then-vacant color analyst position on ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970) that went to Dennis Miller.
24 Turned down an offer from Pat Buchanan to be his running mate during the 1992 Presidential campaign.
25 Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
26 Had a cochlear implant put into his left ear and now has regained a fraction normal hearing in that ear. However, that hearing is not normal and without the cochlear implant, Limbaugh remains entirely deaf. He has a transcriber for callers and to do interviews. [January 2002]
27 Revealed to his radio listeners and the world that for mysterious reasons, he is now almost completely deaf. [October 2001]
28 Signed a contract extension with Premiere Radio Networks reportedly worth $365 million, making him the highest-paid radio personality in history. The contract kept him on the air through 2009. [July 2001]
29 Has negatively referred to Louis Farrakhan as "Calypso Louie" because Farrakhan once had a career as a musician.
30 Once forgot to bring out ball for first ball ceremony prior to a Kansas City Royals game. Asked for a ball and dozens of baseballs went hurling in his general direction.
31 Worked for the Kansas City Royals.
32 His show started in Sacramento, CA.
33 Started his post-Royals radio work at KMBZ radio in Kansas City.
34 Grandfather Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr. died at age 103. Was the oldest practicing attorney in the USA at the time of his death.
35 The anti-union "Rush Act" in the Babylon 5 (1994) episode, Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary (1994), is named after him.
36 Born at 6:50am-CST.
37 Rusty Sharpe and Jeff Christy were 2 of Rush Limbaugh's early disc jockey names.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2007-2011 TV Series Rush Limbaugh / Rush Limbaugh as The Rancor / Red 6
The ½ Hour News Hour 2007 TV Series President / President of the United States
The Drew Carey Show 1998 TV Series Rush Limbaugh
Forget Paris 1995 Rush Limbaugh

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
English Composition: Writing for an Audience 2001 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Himself
Firing Line 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox News Sunday 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Radio Talk Show Host / Himself - Talk Show Host
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
Troopathon 2010: Remember Their Sacrifice 2010 TV Movie Himself
Miss America 2010 TV Special Himself - Judge
Bill Moyers' Journal 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Shatner's Raw Nerve 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service 2009 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Himself
The Haney Project 2009 TV Series Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2008 TV Series Himself
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
The ½ Hour News Hour 2007 TV Series Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2006 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
English Composition: Writing for an Audience 2001 TV Series Himself - Radio Talk-Show Host
My Feminism 1997 Documentary Himself
Naked News 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Frontline 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Rush Limbaugh 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Hearts Afire 1994 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself - February 4 Radio Broadcast
Stossel 2015 TV Series Himself
Fox News Sunday 2015 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2014 TV Series Himself
Sex and Broadcasting 2014 Documentary Himself
The Culture High 2014 Documentary Himself
Media Buzz 2014 TV Series Himself - Radio Talk Show Host
Crossfire 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Newsroom 2012 TV Series Himself
The Five 2011 TV Series Himself
The Rachel Maddow Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Himself - The Rush Limbaugh Show
Frontline 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Radio Talk Show Host / Himself
Do As I Say 2009 Documentary Himself
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Himself
Dr. Drew's Celebrity Addiction Special 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Fabled Enemies 2008 Documentary Himself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death 2007 Documentary Himself
Zoo 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2006 TV Series Himself
Al Franken: God Spoke 2006 Documentary Himself
America Undercover 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Now 2004 TV Series documentary
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #70: Rush Limbaugh's Bad Week

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#Quote
1 Liberalism is hideous. It is the antithesis of being pro-human. It looks at life as a burden in and of itself to be managed, rather than as a blessing to be explored and lived to the fullest.
2 Victory is victory, and it's not determined by a timetable. World War II did not go by as quickly as you think.
3 There are more acres of forestland in America today than when Columbus discovered the continent in 1492.
4 There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.
5 These tough sentencing laws were instituted for a reason. The American people, including liberals, demanded them. Don't you remember the crack cocaine epidemic? Crack babies and out-of-control murder rates? Liberal judges giving the bad guys slaps on the wrist? Finally we got tough, and the crime rate has been falling ever since, so what's wrong?
6 When you strip it all away, Jerry Garcia destroyed his life on drugs. And yet he's being honored, like some godlike figure. Our priorities are out of whack, folks.
7 I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at all this abhorrent behavior and say, "Hey, you know, we can't control it anymore. People are going to do drugs anyway. Let's legalize it." It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea, and those who are for it are purely, 100 percent selfish.
8 Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?
9 I love the women's movement. Especially when I am walking behind it.
10 There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide? [according to US Census Bureau estimates, there were approx. 15 million Indians in America when Columbus arrived. There are approx. 2 million in America as of 1996]
11 Rush Limbaugh, your host, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.
12 Many people have said I need to be balanced with equal time. Wrong . . . I AM equal time.
13 If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
14 One thing I want to do before I die is to conduct the Homeless Olympics. Events would include the ten-meter Shopping Cart Relay, the Dumpster Dig and the Hop, Skip & Trip.
15 The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.
16 [on the US role in post-war Iraq] Our armed forces shouldn't be over there. They're good at killing people and blowing things up, not peace-keeping.
17 [on "free trade"] If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people, let the unskilled jobs, let the kind of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do, let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.
18 Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
19 Sorry to say this, I don't think he ck pro football quarterback Donovan McNabb] has been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well, black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve . . . [Amid the ensuing controversy, Limbaugh resigned his position as the "voice of the fan" commentator and ESPN accepted]
20 Talent on loan from GOD.
21 Half my brain tied behind my back just to make it fair.


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