Viscott, David

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David Viscott
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Viscott, David Gender: M
born on 24 May 1938 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°10 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 02°13'


American psychologist, a best-selling author and host of an enormously popular national syndicated radio program. His two-hour TV program on KNBC Los Angeles is named "David Viscott at Night."

He studied at Tufts Medical school where he was awarded the research prize for his work on cancer before he turned to psychiatry. He hones his revolutionary short-term psychiatry therapy method, showing an uncanny ability to cut to the quick. He is the author of "The Language of Feelings," "How to Live With Another Person," "Risking" and "The Making of a Psychiatrist."

Viscott is a Los Angeles resident with his artist wife, Katharine Random; three kids.

He was found dead in his home alone on 10/14/1996; he had been dead for several days. The possibility was presented that all was not well in paradise and that his wife had left with the children. An article in Los Angeles Magazine by Nora Zamichow states that he was depressed, estranged from his wife, daughter and from close friends. He'd been bumped off his radio show because of poor ratings and his two attempts at TV had not taken hold. His fiction could not find a publisher. He'd lost his $1.5 million Hancock park home after declaring bankruptcy four years ago and his $1 million a year income has plummeted by 80%. Zamichow further states that the police had been called due to his domestic squabbles and that he had separated twice from his wife. His death, said to be heart attack, was to all appearances at the time of crises and loss.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Financial : Bankruptcy 1992 (Filed)
  • Death, Mysterious 14 October 1996 (Body not found for sev. days, age 58)
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Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Two separations, filed for divorce once)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy (Filed)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Questionable death)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Syndicated radio program)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Psychology)