David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ announcer Alan Kalter dead at age 78

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New York Daily News

Alan Kalter, the ginger-haired announcer and crooked straight man who served as David Letterman’s sidekick for two decades on CBS’ “Late Show,” has died. He was 78. His wife, Peggy, confirmed his Monday death at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut to The Hollywood Reporter. A cause of death was not given. Kalter took over as “Late Show” announcer in September 1995 after Bill Wendell’s retirement and was there until May 20, 2015, Letterman’s final show. He not only announced the guests and the host but also acted in sketches and delivered a comic one-liner after every show as the logo for producti…

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