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American Masters

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (Season 26, Episode 5)
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TV Episode | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

Chronological look at the life and career of Johnny Carson (1925-2005), with commentary from an ex-wife and more than 30 fellow comedians, friends, employees, and biographers. The biography defines why Carson was an enduring star (his cool...See moreChronological look at the life and career of Johnny Carson (1925-2005), with commentary from an ex-wife and more than 30 fellow comedians, friends, employees, and biographers. The biography defines why Carson was an enduring star (his cool, his timing, his genuine laugh, his breadth of knowledge) and pursues his motivations and inner self (a loner with a drinking problem, a decent Midwesterner whose mother withheld approval, a quiet person who loved to entertain). The key to understanding him, argues the biography, is his love of magic. Written by See less
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Mark A. Catalena (as Mark Catalena)
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Mark A. Catalena (as Mark Catalena)
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Updated May 14, 2012

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May 14, 2012 (United States)

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7.9 / 10 | 543 votes