Rest in Peace, Johnny Carson

A breif history of Johnny's life can be found here.

...and the news of his death is here.

from Lynn Elber
His "Tonight Show" monologues, celebrity banter and the corny but winning skits all had the Carson touch of heartland charm and humor that remained on the polite side of risque.

When he died Sunday, his quiet retirement of nearly 13 years hadn't dimmed the memory of his three decades as king of late-night or the admiration of entertainers and others.

"All of us who came after are pretenders. We will not see the likes of him again," said David Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show."

23 October 1925 - 23 January 2005

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