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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 »

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Stage: Was understudy for role of "Augie Poole" (during Royale Theater run from 1/10/58-? and Martin Beck Theatre run) in "Tunnel of Love" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Joseph Fields (also director) and Peter DeVries, based on DeVries' novel. Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang. Costume Design by Virginia Volland. Royal Theater (moved to... 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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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Carson

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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We have certain high standards on this show and some day we hope to live up to them. See more »

Trivia:

According to the PBS series American Masters (1985), Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. 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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