January 23, 2005

So Ends An Era

Johnny Carson: 1925-2005
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Johnny Carson Dies at 79
January 23, 2005

Remembrance by Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Johnny Carson, who died Sunday at his home in Malibu, Calif., didn't invent the late-night talk show -- he inherited "The Tonight Show" from Jack Paar, who inherited it from Steve Allen -- but he made it an institution, and with three decades at its helm, became one himself in the bargain. So bound up was the host with his show that it was (informally) "The Johnny Carson Show," even when Carson wasn't hosting it... (cont'd)

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