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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
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Ed McMahon Fast Facts:
Was an instructor and test pilot during World War II, and flew 85 combat missions in Korea.
Worked state fairs and carnivals as a barker, and sold vegetable shredders on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
Made his network TV debut in 1950 as a clown on CBS's
The Big Top
Appeared on Broadway in
The Impossible Years
in the '60s.
While the host of
(1983-95), the contestants included Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Dennis Miller, Britney Spears and Rosie O'Donnell.
Wrote a memoir to honor Johnny Carson called
Here's Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of Friendship
In 2006, landed in first place on a list of the greatest sidekicks named by Entertainment Weekly.
Started appearing on the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon in 1967; made his 41st and final appearance in 2008.
Was featured in a Cash4Gold Super Bowl ad alongside MC Hammer in 2009; the ad was filmed at his home.
Penned a number of books on multiple subjects including bartending and weight loss.
Ed McMahon Relationships:
Alyce Ferrill McMahon - Ex-wife
Edward McMahon - Father
Linda McMahon - Daughter
Claudia McMahon - Daughter
Victoria Valentine McMahon - Ex-wife
Katherine Mary McMahon - Daughter
Eleanor McMahon - Mother
Jeffrey McMahon - Son
Michael Edward McMahon - Son
Pamela Hurn - Wife
Catholic University, Washington, DC (BA in Speech and Drama, 1949); attended Boston College, Boston, MA
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