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David Letterman      

TV Host, Writer & Producer Known for "Late Show with David Letterman"

David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 years, beginning with "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC, and ending with the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,080 episodes of "Late Night" and "Late Show", surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history.

In 1996, Letterman was ranked 45th on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. In 2002, "The Late Show with David Letterman" was ranked seventh on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. His company, Worldwide Pants, produced his shows as well as "The Late Late Show" and several prime-time comedies, the most successful of which was "Everybody Loves Raymond". Letterman currently hosts the Netflix series "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman".


David Letterman, John Oliver Snag Emmy Noms For Final And First Seasons
David Letterman's Finale Was Watched by 13.8 Million, His Largest Audience Since 1994
David Letterman's final Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers, making it the Late Show's largest audience since Feb. 25, 1994, on a night that saw CBS' coverage of the Lillehammer Olympics.
Bill Murray Brings Cake And Chaos To David Letterman’s Penultimate Show
Not coincidentally, Murray also was Dave’s very first guest when Letterman made his broadcast TV late-night hosting debut on NBC’s Late Night, back in February of 1982. Murray made good on his threat to Dave back then to “make every second of your life from this moment on a living hell,” smearing Letterman and his snappy suit in a cake-infused hug (Letterman changed suits after Murray headed out to protest).
David Letterman: A Late-Night Look Through Three Decades
“Everything he did seemed wrong. He didn’t look right. His manner, his affect, everything seemed wrong because he was so profoundly original.” That’s Conan O’Brien talking about David Letterman, the gap-toothed Indiana weathercaster who went on to become the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history, ending his run this week at more than three decades.

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