David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing 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 Guides 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.
|Full name at birth||
David Michael Letterman
|Claim to fame||
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
|Date of birth||
12 April 1947
|Place of birth||
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Talk Show Host, Actor, Producer, Writer,
6' 1½" (187 cm)
Gap Tooth Grin
Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, IN (1965)
BA Telecommunications, Ball State University (1969)
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