Jack Paar



  • 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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Jack Paar Fast Facts:
  • Contracted tuberculosis when he was 14, and dropped out of school at 16.
  • Overcame a stuttering problem to become a successful radio announcer.
  • During WWII, entertained the troops overseas after being drafted.
  • Made national headlines in 1960 after he walked off The Tonight Show when NBC censored a joke about a "water closet." He returned three weeks later.
  • Had performance footage of the Beatles on his NBC variety series a month before their breakthrough appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Jack Paar Relationships:
  • Miriam Wagner Paar - Wife
  • Lillian Paar - Mother
  • Randy Paar - Daughter
  • Howard Paar - Father
  • Jack Paar Awards:
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any - Nominee
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Performance by an Actor (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety Series - Nominee


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