Johnny Carson


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  • Birth Name: John William Carson
  • Birth Place: Corning, IA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/23/1925, Libra
  • Date of Death: 01/23/2005
  • Profession: TV host; comedian
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Ratings: Jimmy Fallon Scores Second-Biggest Tonight Show Audience in Five Years

Jimmy Fallon's first The Tonight Show drew the franchise's second-largest audience in five years.

Fallon's midnight debut earned 11.3 million ...
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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 more

Jimmy Fallon on Taking Over Tonight Show: "I'm Freaking Out Right Now"

Jimmy Fallon spent his President's Day a bundle of nerves.

"I'm freaking out right now," Fallon told Ryan Seacrest on Seacrest's radio show Monday afternoon, hours before he's set to make his debut as host of The Tonight Show. "It's so exciting. It's crazy."

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On This Day: October 23
Punky’s Johnny Carson Connection
Joan Rivers Rips Into Johnny Carson
The Late Shift

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Nightmare Planet / Valley of the Giants / Space Armada
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Heeeeeere's … Cliffy!
Lea Johnson, Tom Wilson, 11/23/1989

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Year Title Description
2013 Carson on TCM TV Show Series, Host
2010 The Rat Pack TV Show Series, Host
2006 Johnny Mathis TV Show Series, Appearing
1999 Get Bruce! Movie, Actor
1966 Space Ghost and Dino Boy TV Show Series, Voice - Dino Boy

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Exclusive: Watch an All-New Promo for Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

Is hosting The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon's dream job? He wouldn't exactly call it that.

"A lot of people say, 'Is it your dream job?' It's impossible for me to dream this," he says in our exclusive first look promo below. "More people have walked ...
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Jay Leno's Exit Interview: "I Don't Want to Do Another Tonight Show"

Jay Leno isn't going away — but despite all the speculation about where he might land after The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ends on Feb. 6, the host is still keeping us guessing.

"You can't really do something like this again," says Leno, who spent most of his 21 years on The Tonight Show as TV's most-watched late-night star. "Because if you're not No. 1, you'll get 'Oh, Jay sucks, he's not No. 1.' And once you do this, you don't really want to do The Tonight Show Lite."

With two weeks left before his final show, Leno sat down with TV Guide Magazine for an exit interview of sorts. Of course, he made a similar round of chats in 2009, when he left the show the first time. ("I'll see you when I get fired from my next job," he quips.)

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7 Things to Expect From Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show guests will be Will Smith and U2, he announced Sunday at NBC's Television Critics Association winter previews.

U2's appearance ...
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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 Developing a Johnny Carson Miniseries

Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.

The Peacock is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host, the network announced Thursday.

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