Letterman, David

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Letterman, David Gender: M
David Michael Letterman
born on 12 April 1947 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°44' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°48 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 08°18'

David Letterman


American contemporary humorist, producer and talk show host, the winner of an Emmy as Best Host and Best Writer for a Daytime Variety Series, The David Letterman Show, 1981. He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, beginning with the 1 February 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and ending with the 20 May 2015 broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history.

Starting on local radio and TV while still in college in the late '60s, he took a full time job at the station after graduating. He moved to Los Angeles in 1975 to do stand-up comedy and comedy writing and moved into TV, appearing as a favorite on Carson's Tonight Show.

Letterman's first network daytime show made a debut in June 1980 and he started Late Night in February 1982.

Married to Michelle Cook for eight years before they divorced in 1977, by 2000 he had been with girlfriend Regina Lasko, 40, since the late '80s. Obsessed and intense, his life revolves around his show and he's only complete and happy when he's working.

On 13 January 2000, after the show he had chest pains and an emergency angiogram was done that led to a quintuple bypass surgery, 14 January 2000. Surgery went well but was a worry as Letterman was 52 and his dad had died suddenly at age 57 of a heart attack. Two days before, he had completed a show in which he interviewed Hillary Clinton and had been extremely stressed the night before. During the show people remarked on how ill at ease he seemed, though he handled the interview with his usual poise. Within days of his surgery, the relentless workaholic was taking steps in the hospital corridor and joking with the medical staff that he'd come in for cosmetic surgery.

In February 2003, he suffered from a painful bout of shingles and took a month off from work, returning to his show on 31 March.

The late-night TV show host announced on 12 September 2003 that he was going to be a father for the first time at age 56. He and his girlfriend, Regina Lasko, since the late ‘80s were not yet married, and Letterman hinted that the sound of wedding bells may be in the air. His son Harry was born in November 2003. He married his long-time girlfriend, Harry's mother, on 19 March 2009 in Montana with their 5-year old son in attendance.

On his show of 1 October 2009, he announced that he had spent the day testifying to a Grand Jury that he was being blackmailed for $2 million in a threat to otherwise reveal that Letterman had sexual relations with women who worked on his show. Letterman decided to address his viewers himself. He revealed that three weeks prior, he had found the threat in a package left in his car, that he had consulted authorities and on their advice had issued a fake check. A man was then arrested and charged with blackmail and extortion.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Family : Change residence 1975 (Moved to L.A.)
  • Work : Begin Major Project June 1980 (First network TV show)
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  • Work : New Job 1982 (Start of the "David Letterman Show")
  • Health : Acute illness 14 January 2000 (bypass surgery)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 3 November 2003 at 11:58 PM in New York, NY (son Harry was born)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 19 March 2009 (To Regina Lasko)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed October 2009 (Admitted to sexual liaisons with staffers)
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  • Work : Retired 20 May 2015 (Last broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman")
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Source Notes

Wilma Carroll quotes a staff member of the Letterman show, data from his mom. Same data in the biography "Dave's World." (Formerly, his birth time was given by AstroDatabank as 6 PM, but Wilma Carroll contacted PT by e-mail and phone in June 2004 to correct AstroDatabank's error, saying that he was born at 6 AM.)

On 25/10/2014 Sy Scholfield received an email from S.C.: "Information on Michael Cader's book "Dave's World: The Unofficial Guide to the Late Show with David Letterman" (1995) is not right. It has a chart for 9 PM which gives Scorpio rising. For the reading Cader consulted Cosmopolitan magazine astrologer Allegra Quince who explains the Indianapolis Bureau of Vital Statistics would not release his birth certificate. She says 9 PM is from a Late Show intern she anonymized as Madame C. This can be corrected and added or removed as supporter of 6 AM. See pencil on page 67 and 68 showing chart. Cosmopolitan is a US/international women's interest magazine."


  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Traits : Personality : Perfectionist (Intense, obsessive)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Radio while in college)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (David Letterman Show and Late Night)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Produced his own videos)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Writes his own material)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Best Host and Best Writer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession