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Jack Paar (I) (1918–2004)


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 »

Known For

Walk Softly, Stranger
(1950)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
(1957-1962)
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
(1953)
Love Nest
Love Nest Ed Forbes
(1951)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (10 credits)
 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 - 5 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)
- Episode #2.1 (1963) ... (producer)
 1961 The Square World of Jack Paar (TV Movie) (producer)
 1960 Jack Paar Presents (TV Movie) (producer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Jack Paar Variety Show (1960) ... (producer)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

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Other Works:

Print ad: RCA Victor color television sets. 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:

My life seems like one big obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle. See more »

Trivia:

Started off in broadcasting as a radio announcer in Cleveland and the Midwest. During World War II he entertained troops in the South Pacific with his parodies of military brass, but didn't become a radio star until the post-war years as a summer replacement on Jack Benny's radio show. See more »

Nickname:

The Boss

Star Sign:

Taurus

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