Alan Kalter, David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ announcer, dead at 78

Alan Kalter, the legendary on-air announcer with a melodramatic flair for two decades of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” died Monday at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. He was 78.

The veteran hype man’s wife Peggy Kalter confirmed his passing to the Hollywood Reporter. Kalter’s official cause of death has not yet been shared by his family.

The bombastic, ginger-haired voice-over talent had scores of A-list credits — but he remained especially loyal to the gap-toothed Hoosier who made him something of a household name for several decades.

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