David Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 12, 1947, to two sisters, one older and the other younger.
His father, Harry Joseph Letterman, was a florist. Dorothy Marie Letterman Mengering, his mother and the church secretary at the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, came on Letterman’s show on occasion, particularly around holidays and birthdays.
Letterman grew up in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple area. He enjoyed collecting model cars, particularly racers. Harry Joseph Letterman, when David was a child, suffered a heart attack at the age of 36. Letterman’s fear of losing his father persisted as he got older. In 1973, at the age of 57, the elder Letterman died after a second heart attack. Letterman began his career in broadcasting as a newscaster and announcer at WBST, a 10-watt campus radio station that is now part of Indiana Public Radio.
David was raised in north Indianapolis. He went to high school in his hometown before attending Ball State University in Muncie. His college major was Radio and Television. Since his boyhood, he has been a devotee of model automobiles and racing vehicles. David received his sense of humor from his father’s propensity to tell jokes and be the light of the party. David’s father survived his first heart attack when he was 36 years old.
Age and Height
David Letterman will be 75 years old in 2022, having been born on April 12, 1947. He is 6′ 1′′ in foot and inches and 187 cm tall, although weighing roughly 71.96 lbs in pounds and 78 kg in kilograms.
With a net worth of $400 million, David Letterman is one of the world’s richest TV personalities. He had not hosted a single show in nearly 33 years, which was a record. It has served as an inspiration to numerous comedians that turn to David Letterman for ideas.
Letterman began his career as an announcer for the college’s student-run radio station. He went on to host a radio discussion program on WNTS (AM). He did not get audiences who were ready to appreciate him until the beginning of his “Late Night with David Letterman” show in 1982. Its sardonic comedy amused viewers, and the show made the top ten list. He announced his departure from the show in 2014, and his final episode aired on May 20, 2015.
Stephen Colbert, David’s close friend and mentor, was named as his successor. In the following year, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in 2018, he returned as the presenter of the Netflix series “my guest needs no introduction with David Letterman.” He has been involved in the production of several shows.
Harry has been married to Regina Lasko for 34 years. He began dating Regina Lasko in 1986, and they married in 2009. On his weekly program, David Letterman astonished everyone by announcing his marriage. They are both very happy parents to their son Harry, who will be 18 in 2021. They met on David Letterman’s late-night program, where she worked on the production staff.
Prior to meeting Regina, Harry was reported to be dating Merrill Markoe, the program’s lead writer, who had a large influence in making the show a success. There were reports of their engagement, but they both put the rumors to rest after some time.