Jack Paar

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  • Birth Name: Jack Harold Paar
  • Birth Place: Canton, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/01/1918, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 01/27/2004
  • Profession: TV host; actor; comedian
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Jimmy Fallon Brings Tonight Show Back to New York with Star-Studded Debut

Jimmy Fallon ushered in a new era of The Tonight Show, and welcomed the show back to New York for the first time in more than four decades on Monday. Although the former Late Night host was broadcasting from the same studio, with the same band and the same announcer, the historical impact of The Tonight Show's return to the Big Apple was...read more

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments

They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.

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NBC Ponders Expanded Tonight Show and Revamped Late Night

As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.

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Love Nest
Jonathan Winters Dead at 87, Lohan Walks Red Carpet Ahead of Rehab
Comedian Jonathan Winters Dies at Age 87
Jonathan Winters Dead at 87, Lohan Walks Red Carpet Ahead of Rehab

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special TV Show Series, Appearing
1962 The Jack Paar Program TV Show Series, Host
1957 The Jack Paar Tonight Show TV Show Series, Host
1954 Bank on the Stars TV Show Series, Host
1954 The Morning Show TV Show Series, Host

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Comedian Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Jonathan Winters, the actor and comedian best known for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Mork & Mindy, has died. He was 87. read more

The Biz: Ryan Seacrest Could Replace Matt Lauer on Today

America could soon be waking up to Ryan Seacrest. After months of rumors that NBC execs were exploring hiring the American Idol host as an eventual replacement for Matt Lauer on Today, significant conversations are now taking place about making it happen as part of a larger deal between Seacrest and NBC parent company Comcast.

While the mention of Seacrest's name is likely to make TV-news purists cringe, Today has a history of hiring anchors without serious... read more

Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
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Glenn Beck Mocks His Own Image on Final Fox News Show

Glenn Beck bid adieu to Fox News on Thursday, as the controversial host prepares to launch his own network. However, there were no tears from Beck, who instead promised his fans he would help fix the country and even poked fun at his own persona, according to The Associated Press.

"I'm the only host who is supposedly the most dangerous person in America because of my influence and the least influential person in America because my ratings... read more

Exit Stage Left: The Tonight Show

Show minus stars equals different show: It's one of the mantras of Jump the Shark, and it's true — unless, maybe, the show is The Tonight Show.

The Tonight Show is an institution that has had only four full-time hosts in more than half a century. Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno all made their own imprints on the show, but in the way a minister does a church. Whether or not congregants like his or her personality or jokes, the basic religion stays the same.

Leno is... read more

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