Bette Midler Serenades Johnny Carson
On May 21, 1992, Carson's second-to-last Tonight Show broadcast (his final show had no guests), Midler sang an emotional rendition of the pop standard "One For My Baby (and One More for the Road)" for the talk-show legend. Producers cut to an unprecedented camera angle — a view of Johnny from behind Midler — that showed a teary-eyed Carson. When Midler finished, she rushed over to Carson, presented him with a lei and ran backstage, visibly shaken. She won an Emmy for her performance that night.