Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson

Talk show host
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Johnny Carson

John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Johnny Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

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Full name at birth
John William Carson
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Claim to fame
The Tonight Show
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Date of birth
23 October 1925
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Place of birth
Corning, Iowa USA
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Date of death
23 January 2005
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Malibu, California USA
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Cause of death
Emphysema
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Occupation
Actor, TV Show Host, Writer
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5' 10½" (179 cm)
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Net worth
$300,000,000 USD
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High school
Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE
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University
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
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