Jack Paar (I) (1918–2004)


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Became host of the Tonight Show in 1957 and quickly view very popular with viewers. So popular, in fact, that the show was renamed "The Jack Paar Show" after only one year of hosting. Paar's trademark was his great ability to engage in conversation with guests that went above and beyond the generic "chat" that other hosts never rose above. He was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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(1950)
(1957-1962)
(1952)
Love Nest Ed Forbes
(1951)

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 1987 Jack Paar Is Alive and Well (TV Special) (producer)
 1986 Jack Paar Comes Home (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1970 The Jack Paar Diary (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1969 Jack Paar and His Lions (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1969 Jack Paar in Africa (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1967 A Funny Thing Happened Everywhere (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Kennedy Wit (1966) ... (producer)
  The Jack Paar Program (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes, 1963 - 1965) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1963)
- Episode #3.23 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.13 (1964) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.1 (1964) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.30 (1964) ... (producer)
 1961 The Square World of Jack Paar (TV Special) (producer)
 1960 Jack Paar Presents (TV Special) (producer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Jack Paar Variety Show (1960) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

Hosted "Jack Paar is Alive and Well" on NBC. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Jack Paar Website

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's almost impossible to dislike me because I do nothing. See more »

Trivia:

In 1960 he abruptly quit the show four minutes into programming after discovering that a joke of his that included the words "WC", meaning water closet (a polite term for a flush toilet) had been censored. As he left his desk, he said, "I am leaving [The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)]. There must be a better way of making a living than this." Several weeks later, after a formal apology from the ... See more »

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The Boss

Star Sign:

Taurus

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