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The David Letterman Show (1980–1980)

TV Series | 90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of regulars. Although not long-run, it introduced Dave ...See moreAfter several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of regulars. Although not long-run, it introduced Dave to the general public on a wide scale and in a way was the test run for his wildly popular Late Night with David Letterman, which ran on NBC for years, later followed by The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Written by Brian See less
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Updated Jun 23, 1980

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Jun 23, 1980 (United States)

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69 cast members
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David Letterman
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Wil Shriner
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Rich Hall
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Jon Alpert
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Edwin Newman
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Steve Allen
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Joan Armatrading
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Judy Blume
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Jimmy Breslin
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Gabrielle Brown
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Ann Buchwald
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Art Buchwald
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Sarah Caldwell
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Suzanne Ciani
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Larry Cisewski
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Tom Cochran
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David Coddon
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Fred Danzig
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Al Di Meola
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Rusty Draper
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Wayne Dyer
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Faye Eckstein
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Warren Eckstein
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Dinah Englund
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Meryle Evans
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Bob Fellows
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Mel Fisher
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Nancy Friday
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Arnold Groff
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John Hamburg
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Christie Hefner
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Janis Ian
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Roger Kahn
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Yousuf Karsh
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Andy Kaufman
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Ralph Keyes
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Jack LaLanne
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Cloris Leachman
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Carol Lindemann
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Ray Linnen
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Harve Mann
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Merrill Markoe
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Steve Martin
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Earl Mindell
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Mary Tyler Moore
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Gerard Mulligan
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Bill Murray
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Frank Owens
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Jane Pauley
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Lowell Ponte
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Nancy Reagan
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Tom Snyder
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Fred Soyka
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Janet Stern
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Michael Stern
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Harold Strassen
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Mary Stuart
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Studs Terkel
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Judith Viorst
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Sippie Wallace
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Ruth Warrick
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Bill Wendell
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Valri Bromfield
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Edie McClurg
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Paul Raley
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Peter Austin Noto
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7.1 / 10 | 716 votes