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Johnny Carson

1925 - 2005

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Primetime Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Carson has received more than 11,873,832 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Johnny Carson is the 16th most popular presenter (down from 14th in 2019), the 2,975th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,758th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Presenter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Johnny Carson ranks 16 out of 110Before him are Fred Rogers, David Letterman, Anna Moffo, Nick Vujicic, Ed Sullivan, and Christine Chubbuck. After him are Walter Cronkite, Chris Wallace, Rudi Carrell, Sharon Osbourne, Thomas Gottschalk, and Howard Stern.

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Among people born in 1925, Johnny Carson ranks 150Before him are Manos Hatzidakis, Rabah Bitat, Jean Raspail, Roger Hanin, Shigeko Higashikuni, and Silvana Pampanini. After him are Ahmad Shamlou, Olof Thunberg, Andrei Sinyavsky, Louison Bobet, Alexei Tupolev, and Quett Masire. Among people deceased in 2005, Johnny Carson ranks 95Before him are Alain Bombard, Simone Simon, Monica Zetterlund, Eddie Guerrero, George Mikan, and Frits Philips. After him are Edward Bunker, Amrita Pritam, Henry Taube, Teresa Wright, Vasco Gonçalves, and Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Carson ranks 2,975 out of 18,182Before him are Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Babushka Lady (1930), Henry George (1839), Horace Wells (1815), James Henry Breasted (1865), and Duke Kahanamoku (1890). After him are Eddie Fisher (1928), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Christina Applegate (1971), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Alexandra Ripley (1934), and J. Walter Christie (1865).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Johnny Carson ranks 11Before him are Alex Jones (1974), Fred Rogers (1928), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), and Christine Chubbuck (1944). After him are Walter Cronkite (1916), Chris Wallace (1947), Howard Stern (1954), Michael Buffer (1944), Mike Bongiorno (1924), and Conan O'Brien (1963).