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 9,057,832 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Johnny Carson is the 14th most popular presenter, the 2,759th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,824th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Presenter.

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  • 9.1M

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  • 64.90

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  • 41

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  • 1.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Johnny Carson ranks 14 out of 109Before him are Larry King, Alex Jones, David Letterman, Bear Grylls, Anna Moffo, and Christine Chubbuck. After him are Ed Sullivan, Walter Cronkite, Nick Vujicic, Sharon Osbourne, Rudi Carrell, and Michael Buffer.

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Among people born in 1925, Johnny Carson ranks 139Before him are Aldo Ciccolini, Uzi Narkiss, Maurice Pialat, Alexandre do Nascimento, René Moawad, and Justo Gallego Martínez. After him are Ahmad Shamlou, Manos Hatzidakis, Lino Lacedelli, Julie Harris, Emilio Eduardo Massera, and Katherine MacGregor. Among people deceased in 2005, Johnny Carson ranks 94Before him are Edward Bunker, Monica Zetterlund, Alberto Lattuada, Jef Raskin, Michalina Wisłocka, and Andre Gunder Frank. After him are Alexander Yakovlev, George P. Cosmatos, Frits Philips, Sandra Dee, Hermann Bondi, and Kocheril R. Narayanan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Carson ranks 2,759 out of 15,968Before him are Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Miguel Ferrer (1955), John Barth (1930), Gloria Leonard (1940), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), and David Eddings (1931). After him are Ronald Evans (1933), Ace Frehley (1951), Georgia Hale (1900), Michael W. Young (1949), Sam Wood (1883), and Jack Lord (1920).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Johnny Carson ranks 10Before him are Fred Rogers (1928), Larry King (1933), Alex Jones (1974), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), and Christine Chubbuck (1944). After him are Ed Sullivan (1901), Walter Cronkite (1916), Michael Buffer (1944), Howard Stern (1954), Mike Bongiorno (1924), and Regis Philbin (1931).