Rush Limbaugh

Active - 1992 - 1998  |   Born - Jan 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Romance

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  • Was still a teen when he began his radio career as a DJ under the moniker Rusty Sharpe.
  • Penned The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993).
  • Inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998. 
  • Was in the running for an analyst job on Monday Night Football in 2000, but lost out to comedian Dennis Miller.
  • Got a cochlear implant in January 2002 to restore his hearing, most of which had been lost to autoimmune-inner-ear disease.
  • Entered rehab in 2003 for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
  • Supports the fight against blood cancers by hosting an annual fund-raiser, the Leukemia-Lymphoma Cure-a-Thon, on his radio program.
  • Is a supporter of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which assists children of marines and law enforcement individuals who were killed on duty. 
  • Enjoys golfing, and was coached by instructor Hank Haney on Season 3 of The Haney Project on the Golf Channel in 2011.
  • Launched Two if by Tea, a line of bottled iced-tea beverages, in June 2011.