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.|
|Alma mater:||Harvard University (B.A.)|
|Known for:||Television host, personality, producer|
|Relatives:||Dorothy (sister), Murray (brother)|
|IMDb:||David Susskind's IMDb|
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.
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.
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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- Burials at Westchester Hills Cemetery
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