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Former Talk Show Host Dick Cavett Plays Not My Job

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Former TV talk show host Dick Cavett was born and raised in Nebraska, where he was encouraged to pursue the trade that had brought his family to the prairie years before: interviewing celebrities. The Emmy-winning television personality hosted a plethora of big names over the years, including Gore Vidal, Groucho Marx, Muhammid Ali and John Lennon.

We ask this legitimate name-dropper about three real people whose names are remarkably descriptive of who they are.

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