Knowledge Identifier: +David_Letterman
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1947.
Countries: United States (83%), United Kingdom (6%), (5%)
Linked to: Ball State University, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Indiana University
The show featured comedy segments and running characters, in a style heavily influenced by the 1950s and 1960s programs of Steve Allen
Biff Henderson - He worked as a stage manager on the 1969 version of "To Tell the Truth" began his most famous work with David Letterman on "The David Letterman Show ", "Late Night with David Letterman " the current "Late Show with David Letterman "
In 1971, Letterman appeared as a pit road reporter for ABC Sports' tape-delayed coverage of the Indianapolis 500
Howie Mandel - He was booked to open for David Letterman at shows in the summer of 1979
Carol Leifer - David Letterman discovered her performing in a comedy club in the 1980s and she has since been a guest on "Late Night with David Letterman" over twenty-five times as well as numerous other shows and venues
George Meyer - After a series of short-term jobs he was hired in 1981 by David Letterman, on the advice of two of Meyer's "Harvard Lampoon" cowriters, to join the writing team of his show "Late Night with David Letterman"
Hal Gurnee - Gurnee directed the Emmy award-winning but short-lived NBC daytime program "The David Letterman Show", moved with Letterman to "Late Night with David Letterman" in 1982
Letterman and Lasko, who had been together since 1986, wed on March 19, 2009, during a quiet courthouse civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana, where he purchased a ranch in 1999
Anton Fig - Anton Fig has been the drummer for the Paul Shaffer-led house band of David Letterman's late night television shows since 1986, when he debuted with "The World's Most Dangerous Band" on NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman"
Beginning in May 1988, Letterman was stalked by Margaret Mary Ray, a woman suffering from schizophrenia
Carol Leifer - In 1988, she had her own special on Cinemax titled "Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore", which was produced by David Letterman
Subsequently, while still recovering from surgery, Letterman revived the late night tradition that had virtually disappeared on network television during the 1990s of 'guest hosts' by allowing Bill Cosby, Kathie Lee Gifford , Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, and others to host new episodes of "The Late Show"
In 1992, Johnny Carson retired, and many fans believed that Letterman would become host of "The Tonight Show"
Jay Leno - Although this represented the lowest second-quarter ratings for the show since 1992, "Tonight" was still the most-watched late night program, ahead of ABC's "Nightline" and David Letterman's "Late Show"
In 1993 and 1994, "The Late Show" consistently gained higher ratings than "The Tonight Show"
Andy Dick - In 1993, on the 3rd night of David Letterman's new CBS show, Dick appeared as "Donnie the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up", during which he gave a watch to Letterman
Jon Stewart - When David Letterman left NBC in 1993, Stewart was a finalist to replace him, but Conan O'Brien was hired instead
Rupert Jee - He first appeared on the "Late Show" during a "Meet the Neighbors" segment on September 20, 1993 , and has since been a frequent accomplice of host David Letterman during the show's many comedic segments
Carson's final television appearance came May 13, 1994, on a "Late Show" episode taped in Los Angeles, when he made a surprise appearance during a 'Top 10 list' segment
Al Gore III - In 2000, while on The Late Show with David Letterman he read Letterman's Top 10 List (which for this show was called, "Top Ten Rejected Gore Lieberman Campaign Slogans") to the audience.
In March 2002, as Letterman's contract with CBS neared expiration, ABC offered him the time slot for long-running news program "Nightline" with Ted Koppel
Bruce Willis - He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest
On December 4, 2006, CBS revealed that Letterman signed a new contract to host "The Late Show with David Letterman" through the fall of 2010
Craig Ferguson - He stated in a 2006 interview with David Letterman that he intends for the book to be the first in a trilogy
In 2007, Worldwide Pants produced the ABC comedy series, "Knights of Prosperity"
Bernie Mac - On March 19, 2007, Mac told David Letterman on the CBS "Late Show" that he would retire from his 30-year career after he finished shooting the comedy film, "The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac"
According to business news reporter Eve Tahmincioglu, "CBS suppliers are supposed to follow the company's business conduct policies" and the CBS 2008 Business Conduct Statement states that "If a consenting romantic or sexual relationship between a supervisor and a direct or indirect subordinate should develop, CBS requires the supervisor to disclose this information to his or her Company's Human Resources Department
In June 2009, Letterman's Worldwide Pants and CBS reached agreement to continue the "Late Show" until at least August 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen - Aita included David Letterman in the suit based on comments made during the 7 July 2009 appearance by Baron Cohen on the "Late Show with David Letterman"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - Ferguson's initial contract as host was for six years, until the end of 2010; as of August 2007 he was telling television critics he might not be interested in a contract renewal, though by February 2008, he was publicly professing his loyalty to David Letterman, saying "I will sit behind Dave as long as he sits there
Cee Lo Green - Green toured during 2010 and 2011 with an all-female backing band named "Scarlet Fever", performing for Taratata, the BBC, Late Show with David Letterman, W's Symmetry Live Concert Series, Saturday Night Live, the Jimmy Kimmel Live/ special show following the Academy Awards, and many other venues.
Letterman was the first recipient of the Johnny Carson award for Comedic Excellence at The Comedy awards in 2011
Jake Johannsen - Johannsen is a favorite of David Letterman and on May 20, 2011 made his 40th appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman"
Conan O'Brien - With the retirement of David Letterman on May 20, 2015; O'Brien became the most tenured of all late-night talk show hosts, at 22 years
Rupert Jee - He made an appearance on the January 7, 2016 episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", marking his first appearance on "The Late Show", following the retirement of David Letterman
Letterman has announced that in 2018 he will be hosting a six-episode series of hour-long programs on Netflix consisting of long-form interviews and field segments