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There Goes Johnny

Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson, the greatest entertainer that the medium of television ever produced, died Sunday morning at age 79 at his home in Malibu, Calif. He died of complications from emphysema.

As host of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” from 1962 to 1992, Carson stood, or rather sat behind a desk, at the center of popular culture. Movie stars, politicians, musicians, zookeepers, raconteurs, everyday people and two generations of comedians, appeared on Carson’s show and enjoyed his uniquely intimate access into millions of American homes...

Read the rest of Aaron Barnhart's excellent Carson obituary at TV Barn.

There's another excellent obituary at The New York Times.


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