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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)
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Narrator
 1966 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
 1966 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
- The World of Stuart Little (1966) ... Narrator
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Drum Major (uncredited)
 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
 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Knight Who Makes Point of Order / Man in Audience
- Prince Valiant (1954) ... Knight Who Makes Point of Order
- The Referee (1954) ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
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(1971-79) Print ads: Johnny Carson line of suits from Johnny Carson Apparel Inc. See more »

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

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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. See more »


Lived in Norfolk, Nebraska from age 8 until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943. Carson made monetary donations totaling nearly $5 million to causes and organizations there, including the Carson Regional Cancer Center (named after his parents), the high school's Johnny Carson Theater, the Norfolk Public Library, the Norfolk Arts Center, the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center, and the ... See more »


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The King of Late-night

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