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Famous Friends of David Letterman

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List of famous people who are friends with David Letterman, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with David Letterman, or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with David Letterman. From the people who have had a falling out with David Letterman to David Letterman's current best friends and buddies, these are the people that David Letterman has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of David Letterman's celebrity bros are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of David Letterman's friends that much better.

This list below has everything from Julia Roberts to Bill Cosby.

This list answers the questions, "Who are David Letterman's friends?" and "Which celebrities is David Letterman friends with?"
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  • Mary Tyler Moore
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    David Letterman was a cast member on his friend Mary Tyler Moore's variety show Mary in the late-1970s.
    Mary Tyler Moore is an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms. Moore is best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and for her earlier role as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • David Letterman looked at Johnny Carson as a friend and mentor.
    John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson started a career in radio. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s, Carson became an American icon... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Julia Roberts
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    Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress and producer. She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. She has won three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). Her films have collectively brought box office receipts of over US$2.8 billion, making her one of the most bankable actresses in Hollywood. Her most successful films include Mystic Pizza (1988), Steel Magnolias (1989), Pretty Woman (1990),... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

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