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Biography

McMahon in November 2005

Source: Wikipedia

Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and second banana on The Tonight Show from 1962 through 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1998. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House).

Fact file

  • Born: Edward Leo Peter McMahon, Jr. March 6, 1923 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: June 23, 2009 (aged 86) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Boston College
  • Alma mater: The Catholic University of America
  • Occupation: Comedian, game show host, announcer, spokesman
  • Years active: 1957–2009
  • Notable work: The Tonight Show, Star Search, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
  • Home town: Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Spouse(s): Alyce Ferrill (1945–1974) Victoria Valentine (1976–1989) Pam Hurn (1992–2009)
  • Allegiance: United States
  • Service/branch: United States Marine Corps USMC Reserves
  • Years of service: 1941–1966
  • Rank: Colonel
  • Battles/wars: World War II Korean War

Read more about Ed McMahon at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Ed McMahon and More Are Characters in Carson — The Musical
Playbill Combined , 2014-09-30 13:17:38
A workshop of a new musical about late talk-show host Johnny Carson, simply titled Carson — The Musical, will be held in Manhattan in December.

Carson's 'Tonight' highlights now available online
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-07-23 12:30:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Heeeere's Johnny on iTunes!

Video: The Truth Behind Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon’s Friendship
Access HW TV, 2012-05-02 22:28:39
For 30 years, Johnny Carson was the king of late night and sitting at his side the whole way was Ed McMahon. Now, a new special offers a glimpse into Johnny and Ed’s complicated friendship.

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