Calvert DeForest

Calvert DeForest, a.k.a Larry “Bud” Melman, passed away on Monday.

He was the subject of an IP dispute between NBC and CBS over his stage name, so he ended up appearing on Late Night with David Letterman under his real name. He lived pretty near to my old high school, and would occationally show up at our musicals, as much to encourage the up-and-coming actors as to enjoy the show.

The photo I took on the right was from our production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. I only met him once in person, but he was truly a really nice guy.

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