Dick Cavett on Robin Williams, Suicide, and Depression - video dailymotion
Was a talent coordinator, and later writer, for Jack Paar 's TV show. Appeared many times on talk shows as a stand-up comic. Facts on File, Suffered from manic-depressive disorder, since his freshman year at Yale University. Grew up in Lincoln, NE.
Famous People With A Mental Health Concern / Illness
At Work Cavett on the cover of Brief Encounters. Forty years ago, The Dick Cavett Show was a place where luminaries sparred e. The Nebraska-born Cavett began in New York as a broke Yale grad attempting an acting career while working as a copy boy at Time magazine. Paar used some of the material that night; Cavett was hired, and booked talent for Paar, briefly, until a writing staff slot opened up.
No one I know claims to know why. I could fill this page and another with the names of famous and less so actors, comics, and musicians who live miserably — and die — in association with that demon of a hound. And booze is the favored self-treatment.