Host of "The Jack Paar Show" (NBC).
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5 Print Biographies |
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Did You Know?
Everyone thinks Ed Sullivan
discovered The Beatles
. That's not true. I had them on before he did. I did it because I thought they were funny, not because I liked the music. I'm a Muzak kind of guy . . . my home's like living in an elevator.
An intelligent, prodding host during his heyday, he sparked international incidents after interviewing Fidel Castro
in Cuba and doing his show from Berlin as the wall went up. On the positive side, he scored very well with his audiences and the behind-the-scenes executives discussing religion with Billy Graham
, visiting Albert Schweitzer
in Africa and for his political bantering with Richard Nixon