Johnny Carson (I) (1925–2005)


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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 16 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Fargo Soundtrack
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Looking for Love Johnny Carson
(1964)
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(2000)

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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")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 4,302 episodes, 1962 - 1979) (performer - 11 episodes, 1973 - 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (performer: "Thanks for the Memory" (1937) - uncredited)
- Episode #30.119 (1992) ... (performer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day")
- Jerry Seinfeld/Brooke Adams/Rod McQueary & Colin Sweeten (1991) ... (performer: "My Favorite Things" - uncredited)
- Bob Hope/Liv Ullmann/Kevin Meaney (1989) ... (performer: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - uncredited)
- John Ritter/Jimmy Aleck/Robyn Douglass (1984) ... (performer: "Aquarius" - uncredited)
 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)
- Johnny Carson Guest (1963) ... (performer: "Ballin' the Jack" - uncredited)
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Guested on the daytime talk program "The Garry Moore Show". See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 6 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:

[on returning to NBC] That ain't gonna happen. That ain't gonna happen. Uh-uh. I know NBC means well. But I am retired. I ain't going back on television. I made that decision a long time ago and it's served me well. See more »

Trivia:

His very first guest on The Tonight Show was Groucho Marx, who introduced Carson. Reacting to the ensuing applause, Carson said, "Boy, you would think it was Vice President [Lyndon Baines Johnson]". Johnny's last guest was Bette Midler, who sang him out. 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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