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David Letterman


Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a television show in 1982. But his career before becoming host of the show was quite an interesting and long one. Letterman was born in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood in Indianapolis. His childhood was relatively unremarkable, but he exhibited tendencies of the class... See full bio »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (49 episodes, 1999 - 2009) (writer - 1,596 episodes, 1993 - 2009) (written by - 27 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
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- Episode #19.12 (2011) ... (written by)
- Episode #18.168 (2011) ... (written by)
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- Episode #18.95 (2011) ... (written by)
 1982-1993 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 276 episodes)
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 1980 The David Letterman Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 June 1980 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 23 June 1980 (1980) ... (writer)
 1977 The Starland Vocal Band Show (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Foreword to book "Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom" by Dorothy Mengering (as Dave's Mom, Dorothy), with Jess Cagle. New York: Pocket Books, 1996, ISBN 0671000608 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 49 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Earl Hofert

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's very simple. There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing. See more »

Trivia:

Began a relationship with his second wife, Regina Lasko, in February of 1986; they did not marry until March 19th, 2009. See more »

Trademark:

Self-deprecating humour See more »

Nickname:

The Big Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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