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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

Fargo
Fargo Soundtrack
(1996)
Blind Target
Blind Target Soundtrack
(2000)
Looking for Love
Looking for Love Johnny Carson
(1964)

Filmography

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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 4,366 episodes, 1962 - 1979) (performer - 6 episodes, 1975 - 1992)
 1992 This Is My Life (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1987 Burglar (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie) (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 70 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Johnnie Carson

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to Frank Sinatra] When you're in a romantic mood, whose records do you put on? See more »

Trivia:

In April 1967 he walked off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) convinced that NBC had violated his contract by showing reruns during an AFTRA strike. He refused to go back to work when the strike ended and won a new contract that reportedly guaranteed him an income in excess of $4 million for the following three years. 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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