Claim to Fame
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California
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Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality. Most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson`s announcer on Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He later also became well-known as the presenter of American Family Publishers sweepstakes, which arrives unannounced at the homes of winners. He subsequently made a series of Neighborhood Watch Public Service Announcements parodying that role. McMahon annually cohosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980s, he anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network`s coverage of the Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade. McMahon appeared in several films, including The Incident (1967), Fun With Dick and Jane (1977), Full Moon High (1981), and Butterfly (1982), as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched (2005). According to Entertainment Weekly he is considered one of the "greatest sidekicks." McMahon friend and former publicist Howard Bragman reported that McMahon died in his sleep at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center just after midnight on June 23, 2009. Ed McMahon was 86.
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Edward Peter Leo McMahon Jr.
Usually appears as a sidekick, His call, "Hi-ooooo!", His laugh
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Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 â€“ June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, actor, singer, 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).
Comedian, game show host, announcer, spokesman
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