BirthdayMay 10, 1949
BirthplaceOhio, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Michael Larson

    Full name: Michael Larson
    Also known as: Michael, Michael Larson, Larson, Michael
    Professions: Press Your Luck contestant
    Nationality: American
    Work: Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal
    Occupation: Air conditioning mechanic,

  2. Michael Larson Known for

    $100,000 champion on Press Your Luck

  3. Michael Larson Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 16th of February, 1999 (Age: 49)
    Death cause: Throat cancer

  4. Michael Larson Biography

    Paul Michael Larson (May 10, 1949 – February 16, 1999) was a contestant on the American television game show Press Your Luck in 1984. Larson is notable for winning $110,237 (equal to about $250 thousand in today's money) in cash and prizes, at the time the largest one-day total ever won on a game show. Larson was able to win by memorizing the patterns used on the Press Your Luck game board.Larson used his cash winnings for taxes and real estate investments. However, he had other problems, such as getting in trouble with the law and getting involved in illegal schemes. As a result, Larson lost all of his winnings and decided to migrate to Florida, where he later died of throat cancer at the age of 49. Even after his death in 1999, Larson's game has been re-shown on TV multiple times and inspired the 2003 Game Show Network documentary Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal.

  5. Michael Larson Family

    Spouse: Teresa McGlynn Dinwitty, had been married and (divorced) twice before
    Childrens: Three

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