Calvert DeForest, best known to TV fans as Larry Bud Mellman, died on March 19 at age 85 after a long illness.
He was a recurring character on Late Night with David Letterman, when the show traded more in the absurd and silly. I'll always be grateful to him for the laughs he created, especially at his own expense.
We need more like him who don't take themselves too seriously and realize laughter is usually the only way to get through this crazy world. I raise my toast on a stick in tribute.
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