Robin Quivers

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Robin Quivers

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Born: August 8, 1952 (1952-08-08) (age 61)
Baltimore, Maryland
Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: American
Body
Measurements: 34G-26-35 [1]
Bra/cup size: 34G (75G)[1]
Boobs: Natural
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Body type: Average
Hair: Black
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Robin Ophelia Quivers (born August 8, 1952) is an American talk show host and Howard Stern's long-time primary co-host on his morning radio show. Innumerable song parodies about her considerable physical endowments have appeared over the years on the Stern show. Quivers is a target of much racial and sexual humor on the show and typically responds with equanimity and dignity.

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[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life

Quivers was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Louise, a homemaker and housekeeper, and Charles Quivers, Sr., a steelworker at Bethlehem Steel; both of her parents had only seventh grade educations.[2] She has an older brother, Charles Quivers Jr.

Quivers revealed in her 1995 autobiography that her father molested her when she was a preteen and that she overheard her parents arguing after her mother caught her father molesting another little girl who lived in their neighborhood. Her father was never arrested or charged with molesting Quivers or any other child. He is now deceased, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Quivers served as a nurse in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain.

[edit] Career

A graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, Quivers has been in the radio business since 1980, joining Stern in 1981 at DC101. Stern moved around to numerous stations, being fired or quitting, during the 1980s. Quivers stood by Stern wherever the show would take them, and continued their partnership. In February 2006, Stern bought Quivers a Mercedes-Benz SL55 hardtop convertible in appreciation for her work on the show.

Quivers appeared as Judith on the 85th episode, "You've Got to Be a Football Hero," of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which aired on November 29, 1993. In 1996, Quivers co-starred in a made-for-TV movie called Deadly Web. Quivers also regularly appeared on Stern's Channel 9 and E! shows while they aired, and currently on Stern's iN DEMAND show.

In 1995, Quivers' autobiography, titled Quivers: A Life, was published. In the book, Quivers writes about her relationship with Stern and his radio show crew, as well as her life of growing up in the mean streets of Baltimore.

In 1997, Robin starred as herself in the film Private Parts, a biographical film on Howard Stern, comedian and host of the SIRIUS Satellite Radio show Howard 100.

During the 2004 election season, Quivers pledged to leave the U.S. in the event that George W. Bush was re-elected. Quivers has yet to fulfill her pledge and this has been joked about on-air. In similar fashion, Quivers has backed off a 2006 challenge to fellow Sirius broadcaster Bubba The Love Sponge to engage in a stock car race where the loser of the event would be required to perform a sexual act on the race winner. Quivers did participate in the Toyota Pro Celebrity Race in 2007 but finished the race in last place among those drivers not involved in a wreck. Since this event not much has been mentioned about Robin's race car driving career.

Quivers signed a television deal with Sony in 2004 for her own talk show. She began to explore independent opportunities during the FCC indecency crackdown earlier in the year. This talk show was supposed to happen in Fall 2006 according to what Howard said on Larry King Live, but she revealed on the air in March 2006 that the deal had stalled. She has claimed that a lack of available time slots due to competition from other celebrities who also signed talk show deals was the primary reason for her show's stalled status.

She announced on the April 30, 2007, show that she was developing a mid-day talk show of her own for Sirius of "women's issues." While still in the planning stage, Quivers revealed she would continue her role on the Stern Show and that her show would most likely not air on Howard 100/101, but would air on another channel following the Howard Stern show.

[edit] Personal life

Quivers currently resides in Manhattan. From the mid-1990s until April 2007, her longtime boyfriend was a man mysteriously referred to on the radio show as "Mr. X." On April 23, 2007 Robin called in to the Bubba The Love Sponge Radio Show and announced she and Mr. X had separated.[3]

Quivers' personal health and well-being also have been the subject of discussion. In June 2007, Quivers began a strict vegan diet which she says helped to increase her energy and helped her to lose 60 pounds over a six month period.[4] Her new health practice included use of an "infrared blanket," allegedly used to "sweat away badness," and she also began a coffee enema regimen. In addition to the newfound diet, Quivers said in September 2007 that she had begun treatment with the controversial EECP machine, which is typically reserved for people suffering from severe angina.

In August 2007, comedian Jim Florentine asked Quivers on the air to go on a date with him. Due to the attention this garnered, Quivers became tight-lipped about the topic, lest the Howard 100 News team report any details on the radio. However, on September 26, 2007, she acknowledged that she has dated Florentine. On the Opie and Anthony Show, Opie revealed that they were hanging out with Florentine and Quivers, who were, at the time, dating. On July 28, 2008, Quivers announced on The Howard Stern Show that she and Florentine had ended their relationship.[5] She stated that the breakup was amicable, that Florentine was "genuine and honest," and that it was he who initiated the break-up.[6] She also said that he wouldn't confirm or deny that there was another woman involved and said that "something was missing." She continued that "the sex was there, and then it just wasn't!" and that "there was no time to see each other." When Stern asked, "are you sorry that you gave yourself to him?" she quickly replied, "Yes."

Robin is now dating a 25 year old named Mark. Mark sent in pictures to the Howard Stern Show, prompting the producers to invite him in. After meeting on air, the two have hooked up several times a week and Mark has become a staple at Robin's infamous parties, including her debate party. Other guests included long time show member Fred Norris, who claimed that he found Mark very affable.

During a broadcast on October 29, 2008, Ms. Quivers stated that she is currently open to the prospect of marriage and would even consider adopting a child, describing herself as "boy crazy." "I'm a late bloomer," she said to Stern.

On the March 18, 2009 airing of The Howard Stern Show, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Dr. Mark Young administered a narcissism test to members of the show staff. It was revealed that Ms. Quivers scored 34, which was the highest score of anyone who had ever taken the test (the average celebrity scored 18.) Dr. Young, insisting the results were very real said "There are seven categories of narcissism, and she scored close to the maximum in every one...higher than 99% of the population."[7]

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