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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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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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Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. See more »


He made one foray into movies - he played himself in the 1964 Connie Francis movie, Looking for Love (1964). The MGM flick didn't do that well, and Carson was never seen in movies again - except for those contemporary films where The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) is playing on a TV set in the scene. See more »


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


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