14 wins & 12 nominations.
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Guested on the daytime talk program "The Garry Moore Show".
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on why The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962) avoided controversial topics] I think it would be a fatal mistake to use my show as a platform for controversial issues. I'm an entertainer, not a commentator. If you're a comedian your job is to make people laugh.
When Carson announced his impending retirement, there was fierce competition between David Letterman
and Jay Leno
to be Carson's "Tonight Show" successor. Leno eventually won the coveted spot, and an angry Letterman moved over to rival network CBS to host a competing show. Many, including Leno, took Carson's walk-on appearance on Late Show with David Letterman
(1993) as a signal from Carson that ...
The King of Late-night