"Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough."

Happy birthday Larry David!

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Larry David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television producer. He is best known for his work on the series Seinfeld and later on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. Source.

David was born in Brooklyn, New York to Rose and Morty David. He graduated with a degree in History from the University of Maryland in 1969 and went on to get a degree in Business Administration. After he graduated, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve.

He went on to do stand up comedy around New York, all the while working in service jobs to pay his bills. It was during his time living in Manhattan Plaza in Hells Kitchen that he met Kenny Kramer, the real life individual who went on to inspire the character, Kramer, in David's Seinfeld.

From 1980 to 1982, David wrote for ABC's Fridays, and soon graduated to NBC's Saturday Night Live. He only worked at SNL for one year, but it wasn't until 1988 that David began to work with fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on a comedy pilot that was to be a "show about nothing."

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Seinfeld was first called The Seinfeld Chronicles. During the time David wrote and produced for the show, he wrote 62 of the series' episodes. His episode, "The Contest" was rated #1 on TV Guide's list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time." He also appeared frequently in uncredited cameos throughout the show's run. He left in 1996 to pursue screenwriting.

 

David was nominated 19 times for an Emmy for his work on Seinfeld, and won twice, once for writing, and once for best comedy.

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In October of 1999, HBO aired its first episode of David's next comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Similar to Seinfeld, the show touches on the comedy in inanity of daily life and the awkwardness of the show's main character, who is based off of David himself. Many comedians appear on the show regularly including Bob Einstein, Wanda Sykes, Richard Lewis, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. The show has been nominated for 30 Primetime Emmys, winning one as well as a Golden Globe.

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The cast of 'Seinfeld' reunites on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Source.

Films David has been involved in either as a writer, actor, or producer include Radio Days (1987), New York Stories (1989), Sour Grapes (1998), and Whatever Works (2009).

 

 

 

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  • Birthday Date: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
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