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Ed McMahon

Born: 1923-03-06 - Died: 2009-06-23
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Death Summary: Ed McMahon was hospitalized with pneumonia in February 2009 where he remained in critical care for quite some time.

Who was Ed McMahon : McMahon was a game show host, comedian, television personality, and probably best known as the announcer on the Tonight Show.

McMahon got his start calling various bingo games in Maine when he was just 15 years old. He even put himself through college being a pitchman for vegetable slicers on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Johnny Carson and McMahon first worked together on the gameshow Who Do You Trust? which they eventually left to takeover duties on the Tonight Show after it was vacated by Jack Paar.

McMahon introduced the Tonight Show for more than 30 years, every night with the same long and drawn-out “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!"

Along with his announcing and sidekick duties, McMahon began hosting the popular weekly syndicated talent show Star Search in 1983.

McMahon also co-hosted the television series TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes, with Dick Clark, from 1982 – 1998.

More recently McMahon was seen in the Cash for Gold Super Bowl commercial, alongside MC Hammer.


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15 Signatures in Ed McMahon's guestbook

  1. Corie Says:

    The curtain has finally closed on the legends of the Tonight Show. Enjoy your Budweiser with Johnny.

  2. Jill Says:

    The curtain has finally closed on the legends of the Tonight Show. Enjoy your Budweiser with Johnny.( I can’t believe you both passed on the same day.. coincidence??)

  3. Lutesy Says:

    Wow really? Johnny Carson died in 2005!! GOOGLE news said that he died today…how can they get that story wrong? Only god ol ed died today.. miss ya already eddie..

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  5. Danny Says:

    I know God said…Heresssssssssss>>>>EDDIE…RIP

  6. Leslie Lauscher Says:

    R.I.P. You will be missed by all.

  7. stephanie Says:

    you will be missedddd

  8. karl smith Says:

    heressssssssssssssss johnnnyyyyyyyy

  9. grim Says:

    a true hero. served in war. im so sorry a convict got more coverage. thank you mr. mcmahon

  10. D carson Says:

    You were an american hero Col. Ed, thank you for your service in WW2

  11. Leesa Litteral Says:

    Loved Ed McMahon– he MADE the Tonight Show. He was a great man.

  12. Allan C. Merce Says:

    Dear Family of Ed:
    I was in hospital when Ed passed away. I know about adverse feelings, in only one way. I truly realize that people are kind and they are mean. Ed to me as a person has alway shown class. I am from the generation that respect hard working people and believe in the American ways of life. I was feeling bably when I heard about Ed but you know one thing? Ed was a super person to all of the TV world. Him and Johhnie Carson made a huge imprint to the world. Ed is from old school and I will miss him but for sure I will always respect a person that represents other people and Ed McManhon is the yard stick that everyone will be measured for sure. God Bless you Ed and God bless your loved one
    Rest in piece now Ed you did your job Perfect

  13. Rusty Shackleford Says:

    Goodbye ol’ friend.

  14. JOJO Says:

    I will never forget his laugh made me laugh. Ed and Johnny brought smiles and joy to many. May they both rest in eternal peace..

  15. lylayshia miller Says:

    he would be sadly missed. i grew up watching him on Star serach back in the eighties( that goes to show you how old i really am, lol). but i just wanted to say thank you for all the laughs you’ve brought to my family when i was a kid. now all i have is the memories of you now. love u and god bless to your families and friends.


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