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Late Show With David Letterman’s Announcer Alan Kalter Passes Away! David Letterman leads the Tribute.

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Alan Kalter is no more with us. A notable face in the entertainment industry and the announcer of “Late Show With David Letterman” breathed his last at the age of 78, on Monday, 4th of October, at Stanford Hospital, confirms his wife Peggy.

Flashback into his life

On September 5, 1995, Kalter took over Letterman’ original announcer Bill Wendell, who left the show. And for his amazing humor and distinctive voice, soon he became a important part of the show. Kalter used to announce the guests at the beginning of each show and was also involved in several other introduction elements.

In addition to that, Alan Kalter used to work as an announcer on several game shows such as To Tell the Truth and The $25,000 Pyramid”, that is where Alan met Letterman for the first time who was a guest there. He also worked with USA Network’s USA Saturday Nightmares and Commander USA’s Groovie Movies in the 1980s, and WrestleMania XXVII in 2011. Kalter did voice over for a lot of commercials.

Letterman paid tribute

In a statement Letterman paid homage to the late announcer saying that when Bill Wendell retired after 15 years of announcing the Late Show, Robert Morton came to Letterman with a tape full of auditions for several announcer.

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And Alan Kalter’ voice was first and only voice they listened to. Letterman also added that they knew Kalter would be their choice. They always had the best announcer in television. He also mentioned that Alan Kalter was a singer also, he enthusiastically did it all. “A very sad day, but many great memories”- said Letterman.

Former scribe of the show Bill Scheft wrote “RIP Alan Kalter” on Twitter.

Kalter’ last appearance on TV was in 2017, when Letterman received Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award during a Kennedy Center PBS special.

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