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Johnny Carson (TV Show Host) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Johnny Carson
John William Carson is an American television presenter, comedian, writer and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the 1980 Television Academy Governor Award and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson received the Medal of Freedom of the President in 1992 and received an honor from the Kennedy Center in 1993. During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson began his radio career. He switched from radio to television and followed in Jack Paar's footsteps as host of the late night talk, Tonight. Although his concerts were successful in the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992. He applied an informal conversational approach with extensive interaction with the guests, a pioneering approach by Arthur Godfrey and the Tonight Show hosted by Steve Allen and Jack Paar.
Birth nameJohn William Carson
BornOctober 23, 1925, Corning, Iowa, U.S.
DiedJanuary 23, 2005, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
Years active1950–1994
GenresObservational comedy, surreal humor, satire, deadpan, sketch comedy
Subject(s)American culture, American politics, everyday life, pop culture, current events, human behavior, social awkwardness, gender differences
Relative(s)Dick Carson (brother)

About Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson

TV Show Host Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa, United States on October 23, 1925. He dies at the age of 79, on January 23, 2005.

From 1961 through 1992, he was the Emmy-winning host of NBC's Tonight show, and he was labeled"the Rock Singer Elvis of hosting".

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Johnny Carson before becoming famous

Johnny Carson was born in the Zodiac sign Scorpio (The Scales), and 1925 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Ox (牛).

He was a magician who also served in the United States Army.

Achievement of Johnny Carson

He worked as a television host and comedian for 30 years, interviewing a wide spectrum of celebrities.

Johnny Carson's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson

He married four times, the first time to Joan Morrill (Jody) Wolcott on October 1, 1949, with whom he had three children. He married Joanne Copeland on August 17, 1963, Joanna Holland on September 30, 1972, and Alexandra (Alexis) Maas on June 20, 1987. He spent the remaining years of his life on his yacht.

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TV Show Host David Letterman has admitted that his late-night hosting style had an impact on him.

Johnny Carson Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Johnny Carson updated on March 13 2023.