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Talk Show Legend: Stephen Colbert Is 'Limited' By His Current Show

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Talk show icon Dick Cavett joins HuffPost Live to weigh in on how Stephen Colbert will perform as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement....

Dick Cavett On A White Man Replacing Letterman: Arts Aren't A Democracy

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's replacement, some critics claimed CBS should have chosen a woman or minority to fill the "Late...

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

WATCH: The Worst Thing To Say To Someone Who's Depressed

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Legendary TV host Dick Cavett and actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry spoke openly about their battles with depression during a recent segment on H...

WATCH: Dick Cavett Interviews Stephen Fry On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Legendary TV host Dick Cavett takes over HuffPost Live and interviews prolific actor and comedian Stephen Fry....

First Nighter: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' Gets Only a Piece of Her Heart

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.

How George Saunders Helped Me Find My Intellectual Life

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Larissa Zimberoff

But for some, for many just a bit older than I, there was really real programming in the form of The Dick Cavett Show: live television that featured the great literary and cultural personalities of the time.

WATCH: Another Dick Wonders Why Cheney Is Still Alive

Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

When legendary talk show host Dick Cavett stopped by the HuffPost Live studio to discuss his five-decade career, host Josh Zepps asked him about the p...

Hamptons Journal: Hall & Oates Rock Rydell High Evoking Nostalgia for the Mid-Century

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many pleasures of the Grease-themed benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this weekend in Wainscott, was seeing Michael Milken in a let...

Dick Cavett Was The Most Dapper Man On Television, Bar None

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.23.2013 | Style

When we think of stylish late night talk show hosts, the first person that comes to mind is Dick Cavett. Although he stands at a petite 5 feet 6 inche...

Gayness and the Gandolfini Eulogies

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

I feel as if I've been denied the opportunity to mourn Mr. Gandolfini in an uncomplicated way. Instead, I have to think of the enduring, insidious bigotry that that actor may well have represented and that at least two memorials -- one spoken, the other written -- have made impossible to ignore.

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

Morton Downey Jr.'s American Tragedy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In his time, the late '80s, Morton Downey, Jr. was the hottest voice on television, loud and abrasive. For nearly two years, he brow beat and brawled ...

Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary

Steve Karras | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Stoliar's storied tenure as Groucho Marx's secretary is tempered with highs and lows, bookended by the psychotic Erin Fleming -- Groucho's young and mercurial life manager and companion who hitched her wagon to the star in his declining years.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dick Cavett on Duck Soup

Dan Persons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The late '60s had its share of momentous events: Nixon attaining the presidency; the manned moon landing; and most important of all, Dick Cavett interviewing the 78-year-old, and still blisteringly funny, Groucho Marx on his late-night TV show.

Hamptons Journal: The History of Art and the Big Apple Circus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Audrey Flack and the History of Art String Band offers a crash course in such giant art figures as Caravaggio, Camille Claudel, Lee Krasner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassat, and Jackson Pollock.

What the Vidal/Mailer Feud Taught Us: When In Doubt, Laugh

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

He was neither the first nor last intellectual jailed for heretical writings, and in some respects he proved lucky: Governments and other powers have a longstanding habit of killing thinkers whose ideas threaten the status quo.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012): He Did It His Way (And Loved Every Minute)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?

Happy Birthday to the World's Weirdest Comic: Professor Irwin Corey, the Gibberish Maven

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

At the ripe age of either 98 (per Wikipedia) or 100 (per his faded driver's license), Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," is still a man of many words, usually multisyllabic and unintelligible.

WATCH: Hilarious Book Trailer Features Dick Cavett And Malcolm Gladwell

Posted 05.17.2012 | Books

Comedian and musician Dave Hill has written a memoir. Aside from comedy and music, he shares stories on girlfriends, hockey and "Misguided Attempts at...

Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

WATCH: John Hodgman's New Book Gets Celebrity-Packed Promo

Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

First there was The Areas of My Expertise. Then came More Information Than You Require. And now there is That Is All, the final book in John Hodgman's...

Obama's The "Dick Cavett President"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I love Dick Cavett. He's a brilliant, irreverent thinker with a uniquely dry, sardonic, sarcastic wit and deadpan delivery. Qualities that make for a terrific writer, humorist and interviewer, but unfortunately not a United States president.