The unchallenged king of late night, Johnny Carson, host of the Tonight Show for 30 years, died on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005 of emphysema at the age 79.
Johnny spent 30 years as America's most beloved late night TV personality. Johnny set the tone now followed by many who work to follow in his footsteps. Many a career in show business can be directly attributed to this man's great ability to elevate talent and groom success.
Appearing on 4,531 shows over his 30 years on The Tonight Show, Johnny introduced his audience to some of todays finest and most well known talents. His fans adore him and those he helped get started will never forget the debt they owe to Johnny.
Truly a legendary man to admire, bringing smiles to millions of viewers every weeknight evening during his phenomenal run on the Tonight Show.