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David Letterman

David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show, Late Show with David Letterman broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. Only Letterman's friend and mentor Johnny Carson has had a longer late-night hosting career.  Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father, Harry Joseph Letterman (April 1915 – February 1973) was a florist; his mother Dorothy Letterman (née Hofert, now Dorothy Mengering), a Presbyterian church secretary of German descent, is an occasional figure on the show, usually at holidays and birthdays. He has an older sister Janice and a younger sister Gretchen.[citation needed] Letterman lived on the north side of Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area), not far from Speedway, IN, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and he enjoyed collecting model cars, including racers.

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Stephen Colbert Named David Letterman's Replacement

Stephen Colbert
Named David Letterman's Replacement

Stephen Colbert has been named as David Letterman's replacement, taking over as host of CBS' "Late Show."Letterman announced just last week he was retiring in 2015. According to CBS, Colbert… READ MORE >

David Letterman Retiring From 'Late Show' in 2015

David Letterman
I'm Retiring

David Letterman, the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history, has just announced his retirement.Letterman made the announcement during the taping of his show Thursday in New York,… READ MORE >

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- 77 days ago
Lindsay Lohan: Tears & Vodka on Letterman

Lindsay Lohan
Tears & Vodka on Letterman

Lindsay Lohan mixed vodka with rehab -- with a splash of tears -- on David Letterman's show last night.The most famous defendant since O.J. Simpson says she's taking her impending rehab seriously… READ MORE >

- 374 days ago
David Letterman GRILLS Lindsay Lohan -- Are You An Addict???

David Letterman
Grills Lindsay Are You An Addict?

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- 374 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- I Respect LETTERMAN More Than Court

Lindsay Lohan
I Respect LETTERMAN ... More Than Court

There's one person in Lindsay Lohan's life who she wouldn't DARE to cross ... David Letterman ... and the actress made sure to get her ass to his studio on time today so she could appear on his… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
David Letterman Rips Justin Bieber for Ignorant Remark

David Letterman
Rips Justin Bieber for Ignorant Remark

Justin Bieber is 18 years old ... and believes Michelangelo painted the "Sixteenth Chapel" ... and last night, David Letterman ripped him for it. Bieber was showing off his new arm tattoo on the… READ MORE >

- 666 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- Al Gore and Current TV Couldn't Afford Me

Keith Olbermann
Al Gore and Current TV Couldn't Afford Me

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- 745 days ago
Justin Bieber to David Letterman: I Could Smell a Weasel

Bieber to Letterman:
I Could Smell a Weasel

Justin Bieber taped a segment with David Letterman yesterday -- where the two teamed up to TRASH his alleged baby mama ... with Justin telling Dave, "I could smell a weasel, too."Bieber proceeded… READ MORE >

- 878 days ago
Letterman Blames Earthquake on Kirstie Alley

David Letterman
Kirstie Alley's Earth-Shakingly Fat

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- 969 days ago

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