David Susskind

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TV Show Host
Date of Birth December 19, 1920
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Feb 22, 1987 (66)
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David Susskind

David Howard Susskind was an American producer of TV, movies, and stage plays and also a TV talk show host. His talk shows were innovative in the genre and addressed timely, controversial topics beyond the scope of others of the day.

Born: David Howard Susskind, December 19, 1920, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 22, 1987, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Harvard University (B.A.)
Known for: Television host, personality, producer
Relatives: Dorothy (sister), Murray (brother)
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About David Susskind

Moderator of the late-night New York talk show Open End, which was later re-named The David Susskind Show. Also a television producer, he worked on such series and TV movies as Mr. Broadway, Way Out, and Eleanor and Franklin.

Before Fame

He served in the United States military during World War II.


Having graduated from Harvard and the University of Wisconsin, he easily secured a position with Warner Brothers.

Family Life

He married Phyllis Briskin in August, 1939. After their divorce in April, 1966, he remarried Joyce Davidson.


He interviewed former President Harry S. Truman on multiple occasions.

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