Calvert DeForest dies

Best known to fans of Late Night With David Letterman as Larry “Bud” Melman, Calvert DeForest passed away Monday in a Long Island hospital after a long illness. He was 85. Because his character’s name was NBC’s intellectual property, his appeared on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman under his real name, when the show switched networks in 1993.

Mr. DeForest last appeared on Late Show in 2002. In addition, he also appeared in several TV shows, movies, and commercials for Honda and MCI.