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Johnny Carson (I) (1925–2005)


Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943, that he started his show business career. At ... See full bio »

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 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Johnny Carson
- Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) ... Johnny Carson (voice)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Johnny Carson
- Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (1992) ... Johnny Carson
 1965-1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Herald / Special Guest Conductor
- The King Lives? (1968) ... Herald (uncredited)
- Aboard the Orient Express (1965) ... Special Guest Conductor
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Narrator
 1966 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- The World of Stuart Little (1966) ... Narrator
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Kenneth Rausch
- Queen of the Orange Bowl (1960) ... Kenneth Rausch
 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian - Children's TV Host
- Episode #4.19 (1959) ... Comedian - Children's TV Host
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Erwin Trowbridge
- Three Men on a Horse (1957) ... Erwin Trowbridge
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a comedy pilot called "Oh Johnny" about the leader of a globe-trotting all-girl orchestra and the misadventures he falls prey to while chaperoning them. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 70 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Carson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the secrecy behind his nightly monologue] It's always been a ritual with me. I don't show it to Freddie [executive producer Frederick De Cordova] or Ed [sidekick Ed McMahon] or anybody. If you don't show it to anybody, then you get fresh reactions. See more »

Trivia:

In 1949 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and speech (with a minor in physics) from The University of Nebraska. See more »

Trademark:

Golf swing at the end of his The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) monologues See more »

Nickname:

The King of Late-night

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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