Dick Cavett Net Worth is$10 Million
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Profession: Comedian, Talk show host, Screenwriter, Actor
Date of Birth: Nov 19, 1936
Nicknames: Richard Alva Cavett, Dick Cavett, dick_cavett
Height: 1.68 m
Country: United States of America
Dick Cavett is a former American television talk show host who has a net worth of $10 million. Dick Cavett has earned this net worth from his regular appearances on nationally broadcasted television talk shows in the United States from the 1960s through the 2000s. Cavett was born on November 19, 1936 in Nebraska to parents Erabel "Era" Richards and Alva B. Cavett who both worked as educators. Cavett was married to Caroline Nye McGeoy from 1964 until her death on July 14, 2006. He married author Martha Rogers in 2010. Cavett attended Yale University where he acted in and directed drama plays on campus. During his senior year at Yale he changed his major from English to Drama. He routinely took any opportunity he could to meet stars, even hanging out backstage pretending to be a member of the media. Cavett had many odd jobs while pursuing his career such as store detective, label typist for a Wall Street firm and also as a copy boy.
Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett (/'kaev?t/; born November 19, 1936) is a former American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. Cavett appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States in five consecutive decades, the 1960s through the 2000s.
In recent years, Cavett has written a blog for the New York Times, promoted DVDs of his former shows, and hosted replays of his classic TV interviews with Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, and others on Turner Classic Movies channel.
Cavett was born in Nebraska, but sources differ as to the specific town, locating his birthplace in either Gibbon, where his family lived, or nearby Kearney, the location of the nearest hospital. His mother Erabel "Era" (n?e Richards) and his father Alva B. Cavett both worked as educators. When asked by Lucille Ball on his own show about his heritage, he said he was "Scottish, Irish, English, and possibly partly French, and, and uh, a dose of German." He also mentioned that one grandfather "came over" from England, and the other from Wales. Cavett's grandparents all lived in Grand Island, Nebraska. His paternal grandparents were Alva A. Cavett and Gertrude Pinsch. His paternal grandfather was from Diller, Nebraska and his paternal grandmother was an immigrant from Aachen, Germany.[citation needed] His maternal grandparents were the Rev. R. R. and Etta Mae Richards. Rev. Richards was from Carmarthen, Wales and was a Baptist minister who served parishes across central Nebraska.[citation needed]
Cavett's parents taught in Comstock, Gibbon, and Grand Island, where Cavett started kindergarten at Wasmer Elementary School. Three years later, both of his parents landed teaching positions in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Cavett completed his education at Capitol, Prescott, and Irving schools and Lincoln High School. When Cavett was ten, his mother died of cancer at age 36. His father subsequently married Dorcas Deland, also an e

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