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Dick Cavett (Richard Alva Cavett)

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Biography

Gibbon, Nebraska, USA
Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on 'Johnny Carson (I)' qv, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most successful of the pretenders to Carson's throne. There were many challengers, and Carson vanquished them all, most notably Joey Bishop, Jerry Lewis and Merv Griffin (who moved his talk show to afternoons and syndication after it was canceled by CBS in 1972 after a three year run on the network). Read more...

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Cocksucker Blues 1972

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HealtH 1980

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Rich and Famous 1981

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Character: Reverend Pilatus

Excuse Me for Living 2012

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Cinema Verite 2011

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Imus in the Morning 2009

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Frequency 2000

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Character: Ben Gershon

Year of the Gun 1991

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The 12th Annual CableACE Awards 1991

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Moon Over Parador 1988

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I Do, I Do 2015

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Dick Cavett/Jimmy Cliff 1976

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Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder 1976

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Guests: Dick Cavett & Sammy Hagar 2014

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Dick Cavett 2014

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Amazing Stories 1985

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The Odd Couple 1970

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Hotel 1983

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The Dick Cavett Show 1975

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ABC Stage 67 1966

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This Is Tom Jones 1969

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Parkinson 1971

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Character: Student in Front Row

The Phil Silvers Show 1955

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Live from Lincoln Center 1976

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Laugh-In 1967

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The Most Deadly Game 1970

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The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Brando 2007

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Crossfire Hurricane 2012

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Newton's Apple 1983

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Character: Himself - Host

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Simon 1980

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Character: Himself - Presenter & Performer

The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2001

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Character: Himself: TV Talk Show Host

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009

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Best of Enemies 2015

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Shine a Light 2008

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TV Mavens 0

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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break: The Wiseguys 0

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