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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 12 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

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  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (created by - 4,224 episodes, 1993 - 2015) (writer - 1,596 episodes, 1993 - 2009) (written by - 28 episodes, 2009 - 2015)
- The Final Late Show with David Letterman (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Bill Murray/Bob Dylan (2015) ... (creator)
- Tom Hanks/Eddie Vedder (2015) ... (creator)
- Oprah Winfrey/Norm McDonald (2015) ... (creator)
- George Clooney/Tom Waits (2015) ... (creator)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material)
  Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (writer - 307 episodes, 1982 - 1993)
- Episode dated 25 June 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 22 June 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 26 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 13 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 30 April 1993 (1993) ... (writer)
 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) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (as Dave Letterman)
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
Show Show Actor (24 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (133 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (91 credits)

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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:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 59 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Earl Hofert | Dave Letterman

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his first show after the September 11th terrorist attacks] "It's said they were motivated by religious fervor. And if you live to be a thousand, will that make any sense to you? Will that make any goddamn sense?" See more »

Trivia:

In February 2003, an emergency group of guest hosts had to be called to fill in on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993), when Letterman was suddenly debilitated with a bout of shingles. See more »

Trademark:

Self-deprecating humour See more »

Nickname:

Dave See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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