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It isn't uncommon for celebrities to change up their look, especially following a long run as a TV character, or a recurring movie role. This helps them distance themselves from the character.
It has been less than a year since David Letterman passed the late-night torch, but he wasted no time in reinventing his image. The star was recently photographed looking nearly unrecognizable with a full beard and bald head.
In past interviews, Letterman hinted that a beard was part of his retirement plan, saying,"I had to shave every day — every day — for 33 years," he said. "And even before that when I was working on local TV. And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving."
Perhaps more surprising than the beard, is seeing Letterman completely bald.
While there are lots of ways to help those suffering from hair loss - good for Letterman for taking a more lax approach to grooming in his retirement!
You can see photos of Letterman's new look, here.