Larry L. King (Performer) | Playbill

Larry L. King

Performer

Mr. King, who was born in Texas, and worked for a number of newspapers in that state, was a leading light of the "New Journalism" movement of the 1960s and early '70s. His personal essays and investigative pieces frequently appeared in the pages of Harper's Magazine. His most fruitful article, however, was published by Playboy in 1974. It was about the Chicken Ranch, a notorious, and highly profitable brothel that operated for decades in La Grange, TX. Though illegal, the cathouse was tolerated by local officials, who often used the whorehouse as a way to glean information that led to criminal arrests.

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  • Born: Dec 31, 1928 in Putnam, TX
  • Death: Dec 19, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Roles (8)

Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Opened October 16, 2006
  • Book
  • as T.V. Announcer (Original)
The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public - Opening Night, May 1994 The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
Opened May 10, 1994
  • Book
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Playbill - Opening Night, June 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Opened May 31, 1982
  • Book
  • as T.V. Announcer (Original)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Playbill - July 1980 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Opened June 19, 1978
  • Book
  • as T.V. Announcer (Original)
  • as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Replacement)
    Arrived On Jan 15, 1979

Awards

Tony Award
1979 Best Book of a Musical Nominee
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