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Ed McMahon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edward Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's announcer and sidekick on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1986. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House). McMahon annually co-hosted 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, Fun With Dick and Jane, Full Moon High, and Butterfly, as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks". Description above from the Wikipedia article Ed McMahon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 6, 1923 In Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
18
First Appeared:
In the series Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1927-11-24
Latest Project:
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007-10-13
Known For
Filmography
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Movie The Weather Man Himself 2005-10-20
Series Alf's Hit Talk Show 2004-07-07
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself 2002-03-31
Movie Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself 1998-08-08
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself 1998-06-19
Movie Just Write Luncheon Chairman 1997-03-01
Movie Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - The Final Show: America Says Farewell Himself 1992-05-22
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Himself 1988-11-13
Movie Full Moon High Dad - Col. William P. Walker 1981-01-01
Movie The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story Marvin 'Marv' Jordan 1980-05-25
Movie Lucy Calls the President Floyd Whittaker 1977-01-01
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Charlie Blanchard 1977-03-18
Series Snap Judgment Host 1967-04-03
Movie The Incident Bill Wilks 1967-11-05
Series Concentration Host 1958-08-25
Movie Dementia Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1955-12-22
Series Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1927-11-24
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