Geraldo Rivera Biography (1943-)

Original name, Gerald Miguel Riviera; surname legally changed to Rivera in 1960s; given name is pronounced "Hare-all-doe;" some sources cite name variantsincluding Gerald Michael Rivera, Geraldo Miguel Rivera, and Jerry Rivers; born July 4 (some sources cite July 3), 1943, in New York, NY; son of Cruz Allen (a cab driver and restaurant worker) and Lillian (a waitress; maiden name,Friedman) Rivera; brother of Craig Rivera (a broadcast journalist); married Linda Coblentz, c. 1965 (divorced); married Edith Bucket "Pie" Vonnegut (an artist and fashion designer), December 14, 1971 (divorced); married Sherryl Raymond (a television producer), December 31, 1976 (divorced, 1984); married C.C. Dyer (a television producer), 1987 (separated); children: Cruz (son); (third marriage) Gabriel Miguel; (fourth marriage) Isabella Holmes, Simone Cruickshank. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Broadcast journalist, actor, producer, writer
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July 4, 1943
New York, New York, United States

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