Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005Alternative names
Television personality. Full name: John William Carson.
From the description of Johnny Carson papers, 1970-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983824
1925, Oct. 23:
Born, Corning, Iowa
1942- 1945: Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Pennsylvania in the Pacific
Married Jody Wolcott (divorced 1963) Wrote radio scripts for radio station KFAB, Lincoln, Nebr.
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr.
Worked for radio station WOW and television station WOW-TV, Omaha, Nebr.
Station announcer, KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, Calif.
1951- 1952: Star, Sunday afternoon comedy show, KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, Calif.
1952- 1954: Writer, Red Skelton television show on CBS Television Network, Los Angeles, Calif.
Starred in "Johnny Carson Show," CBS Television Network, Los Angeles, Calif.
Moved from California to New York, N.Y.
Master of ceremonies, "Who Do You Trust," ABC Television Network, New York, N.Y.
Guest host, "Tonight Show," substituting for Jack Paar
Night club performer, primarily in Las Vegas, Nev.
1962- 1992: Host, "Tonight Show," NBC Television Network
Married Joanne Copeland (divorced 1972)
Published Happiness Is...a Dry Martini (New York: Doubleday. unpaged) Entertainer of the Year, Friars Club, New York, N.Y.
Published Misery Is...A Blind Date (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. unpaged)
Negotiated contract with Hart, Schaffner & Marx to model a line of "Johnny Carson" clothing
Married Joanna Holland Host, Emmy Awards ceremony, New York, N.Y. "Tonight Show" moved from New York, N.Y., to Hollywood, Calif.
1992, May 29:
Final telecast of the "Tonight Show" with Carson as host
From the guide to the Johnny Carson Papers, 1970-1992, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Television programs--Production and direction
- Television personalities