Here, from the NY Times, for those of us who can no longer count the candles on our birthday cakes, is Dick Cavett on Walter Winchell, news broadcaster and maker/breaker of careers and men. When the two met, Winchell was "past it," as the Brits say, and Cavett, who is no longer a family name himself, is watching and remembering, decades later.
Fascinating comments as usual. I'm struck again by how fortunate we are in so many instances that we do not know our heroes. And...when fame flees, its escape is sudden and complete.... Gone.