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Dick Cavett

Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most successful of the pretenders to Carson's throne. There ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Show Me a Hero (2016) ... Dick Cavett
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Outsiders (1984) ... Dick Cavett
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1979 All My Children (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Episode dated 9 October 1979 (1979) ... Dick Cavett
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Dick Cavett
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- 21 Days to Tenstrike (1972) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Oliver Twist (hypnotist / magician) (1988)
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Hiding Place (1960)
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Student in Front Row
- Bilko's Godson (1959) ... Student in Front Row (uncredited)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Moe Everhardt (1983)
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Radio/TV Ads for University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1995-present) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[on making President Richard Nixon angry] Well, apparently the White House was furious about a show I did with John Kerry and John O'Neill, debating the Vietnam War. That started it. Then, your friend and mine John Lennon asked if I'd come down to court and assert that he should not be deported by the Nixon administration. That really did it . . . You can even go to YouTube after lunch and listen... See more »


Early in his career he applied to be an page at NBC's Rockefeller Center studio in New York City but was turned down. See more »


Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

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