Monday, March 26, 2007

Larry Bud Melman R.I.P.

David Letterman On The Death of Calvert DeForest

“Everyone always wondered if Calvert was an actor playing a character, but in reality he was just himself — a genuine, modest and nice man,” said Letterman. “To our staff and to our viewers, he was a beloved and valued part of our show, and we will miss him.”

DeForest passed away on Monday, March 19 at age 85. His debut on “Late Night,” as Larry Bud Melman, came in 1982, and was followed by dozens of appearances as various characters on the NBC show and on the LATE SHOW, which Letterman has hosted on CBS since 1993.