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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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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ellen DeGeneres/Neil Young (2015) ... (writer: "Johnny's Theme" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dana Carvey/Michio Kaku/British Sea Power (2011) ... (writer: "Johnny's Theme" - uncredited)
 2007 Gracie (writer: "The Tonight Show")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (performer: "Birth of the Blues")
 2000 Blind Target (lyrics: "My old friend the bottle) / (music: "My old friend the bottle) / (performer: "My old friend the bottle)
 2000 Isn't She Great (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1996 Fargo (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1996 The Late Shift (TV Movie) (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "Thanks for the Memory" (1937) - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day")
 1992 This Is My Life (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1987 Burglar (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Carson Guest (1963) ... (performer: "Ballin' the Jack" - uncredited)
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Show Show Self (133 credits)
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Other Works:

(1971-79) Print ads: Johnny Carson line of suits from Johnny Carson Apparel Inc. 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:

We have certain high standards on this show and some day we hope to live up to them. See more »

Trivia:

Mill Creek Entertainment has issued a four-DVD boxed set called "Johnny Carson: Late Night Legend", consisting of more than 23 hours of shows culled from his late-night talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). See more »

Trademark:

His unmistakable laugh See more »

Nickname:

The King of Late-night

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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