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Calvert Grant “Larry Bud Melman” DeForest

  • Birth 23 Jul 1921 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 19 Mar 2007 West Islip, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Maus Buil 58 Viola Ct. gallery SE Row 282 Tier O
  • Memorial ID 18543002

Actor. Fondly remembered for his dozens of appearances on NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman" and CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman" shows from 1982 through 2002. He was a clerk at a drug rehabilitation facility when he appeared in a New York University student's film, leading to his "discovery" by the staff of David Letterman's NBC show. He later worked as a drug rehabilitation counselor until his growing celebrity made it difficult for him to work, leading to his retirement. He continued to make appearances on Letterman's programs and also appeared in four films, as well as several television ads and music videos.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 21 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18543002
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Calvert Grant “Larry Bud Melman” DeForest (23 Jul 1921–19 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18543002, citing Pinelawn Memorial Park, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .