Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Letterman show favorite Larry 'Bud' Melman dies

Letterman show favorite Larry 'Bud' Melman dies

Character actor Calvert Deforest passed away today at the age of 85 after a long illness.
Melman was a much loved regular on the David Letterman show in the 1980s.
No one could really figure was he for real or a character. I think he was a little bit of both.

In 1984 he came to Chicago to do media and I was the exclusive photographer for the event. :-)

Here's a cute photo of Larry 'Bud' Melman sitting in the elevator at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Someone gifted him with the SOX hat and satin jacket.I'm in the background with my friend Jim taking this picture with the flash hitting the mirror.
But then again those flash white spots in mirrors were so disco and so 80s!

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