Dick Cavett

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  • This image released by Abingdon Theatre Company are Roberta Maxwell and Dick Cavett in a scene from "Hellman v. McCarthy,"  currently performing off-Broadway in New York.  (AP Photo/Abingdon Theatre Co.; Kim T. Sharp)

    Review: Angry wit infuses 'Hellman v McCarthy'

    Ask a leading question and hope for a juicy answer. That timeless tactic worked well for erudite TV talk show host Dick Cavett, especially when he sparked the famous American literary feud in which successful playwright Lillian Hellman sued fellow writer Mary McCarthy for calling her a liar.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Talk Show'

    "Cavett had the only smile that came through the valves of video looking wicked and angelic at once." Could any description of Dick Cavett's expression be more spot-on than this by Norman Mailer? And that smile seems to sum up the man in toto.

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