Dick Cavett Biography
(Comedian & Former Talk Show Host Notable for His Conversational Style and In-depth Discussions)
Birthday: November 19, 1936 (Scorpio)
Born In: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States
Dick Cavett is a famous American TV personality, best known for his talk show, ‘The Dick Cavett Show.’ He has interviewed several famous personalities, such as Marlon Brando and John Lennon, and has discussed controversial issues, which has earned him wide viewership. As a youngster, he was a good gymnast and had learnt magic to entertain his friends. He discovered his acting talent while in ‘Yale University’ and changed his major from English to drama. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in Manhattan, doing minor roles, till he impressed Jack Paar and became a member of the team that produced ‘The Tonight Show.’ He appeared as himself in the award-winning movies ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Forrest Gump.’ He also acted in the ‘Broadway’ play ‘Hellman v. McCarthy.’ He married actor Caroline Nye McGeoy, who died of lung cancer later. Following this, he married Martha Rogers and has two stepchildren from Martha’s previous relationship. Cavett has suffered from depression since his freshman year at ‘Yale University.’ He has undergone long-term treatment for his condition and has improved with time. He has co-authored the book ‘Eye on Cavett’ and his autobiography, ‘Cavett.’ He currently writes a blog titled ‘Talk Show: Dick Cavett Speaks Again,’ which is published by ‘The New York Times,’ and is a respected personality in the entertainment world.