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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Johnny Carson Show
The Johnny Carson Show Himself - Host
(1955-1956)
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards
(1980)

Filmography

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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
 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)
Show Show Soundtrack (13 credits)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (135 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (111 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guested on the daytime talk program "The Garry Moore Show". 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' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

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 ... 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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