Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson

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October 23, 1925
United States
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Before his death, Johnny Carson was dubbed the “King of Late Night TV." He was the leader for three whole decades when it came to the late night show. He was the host of  “The Tonight Show," his farewell show airing in 1992. It attracted over 50 million viewers, and many people still remember him to this day.

In the Beginning

Johnny Carson was born on October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa. Her parents were Homer R. Carson and Ruth Carson. From a young age, Johnny Carson found out how to draw his audience in. He was in love with magic when he was only 12 years old. Even purchasing a magician's kit and performing a couple of magic tricks for the public. Dubbing himself as “The Great Carson.” After he graduated high school in 1943. Carson was 18 years old when he decided to join the U.S. Navy. He worked as a communications officer decoding encrypted messages. He even served aboard the USS Pennsylvania, and continued to perform magic for his shipmates. In 1945, he studied at the University of Nebraska. Carson earned a bachelor's degree in radio and speech. After he completed college, he did a short stint on TV as the writer for The Red Skelton Show in Los Angeles. He moved to New York City later, searching for a larger audience.


Most Known For

Johnny replaced Jack Paar on The Tonight Show in 1962. During his first year on the show, his ratings tended to hover between good and bad. After a rocky start though, Carson soon became a hit on the show. His success was due to his personality. He had a calming presence, quick wit, and even gave interviews that were crisp and to the point. Over the years, Johnny became a guide to viewers. He had a familiarity to him that his audience enjoyed, and relied on for years.


He passed away in January of 2005 at 79 years of age. Despite his passing, Carson is still considering one of the biggest stars to ever come to American television. Being on par with other mainstream comics like Jimmy Fallon and Jerry Seinfeld. He's still considered to be television legacy, and will certainly will be continued to be remembered.

Career Accomplishments

Johnny Carson got his big break when he hosted The Tonight Show. He went on to host the show for thirty years. He even won an Emmy Award for having such a long run. His last appearance on the show was in 1992, and attracted 50 million viewers.


Johnny Carson Net Worth

Net Worth
Net Worth in 2021 $300 Million
Annual Earnings $25 Million Per Year
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Johnny Carson Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Johnny Carson
Date of Birth
October 23, 1925
Age 79
Died January 23, 2005
Birthday 23-Oct
Yers of Birth 1925
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Birth Place Corning, IA
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Gender Male
Profession Host
Country United States
Nationality American
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Personal Life

Johnny Carson did experience rocky relationships throughout his life. He was married four times in total. Carson married a woman named Jody Wolcott in 1948. They had three sons named Richard, Charles, and Cory. Richard passed away due to a car accident. The couple divorced in 1963. Carson married Joanne Copeland soon after the divorce. His relationship with Joanne ended in 1972, and ended up with a drawn out legal battle. Copeland did receive $500,000 for the settlement along with annual alimony. In the same year, Carson married Joanna Holland. They filed for divorce in 1973. He married once again in June of 1987 to a woman named Alexis. They remained together until Carson passed away 18 years later.

Personal Life
Marital Status Married
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Spouse Alexis Maas ​(m. 1987),Joanna,Joanne Copeland ​ ​(m. 1963; div. 1972),Holland ​ ​(m. 1972; div. 1985)​,Jody Morrill Wolcott ​ ​(m. 1949; div. 1963)
No Of Children 3
Son(s) Richard Carson, Christopher Carson, Cory Carson
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Sun Sign Scorpio
Star Sign Scorpio
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Fixed Water
Highest Qulification SOAS University of London
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College SOAS University of London, Millsaps College
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