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Where Egos Dare

The breakdown of Brando's appearance on 'Larry King Live'

It's no wonder Marlon Brando chose to give his one and only interview to promote his new book, Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me, to CNN's Larry King. Despite meeting for the first time only a few days earlier, the two have clearly bonded. In fact, Brando's 90-minute chat on Oct. 7's Larry King Live was like a meeting of a mutual-admiration society. Highlights of the lovefest:

Number of times Brando complimented King: 6
Number of times King complimented Brando: 3
Number of times Brando called King his ''dear, dear friend'': 1
Number of times they blew a kiss to each other: 1
Number of times they kissed on the lips: 1
Number of times Brando called King ''darling'': 2
Number of times Brando mopped sweat from King's brow: 1
Amount of time King let Brando ramble about CO2 on the planet: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints
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