Here's Johnny Author:Ed McMahon For thirty years Ed McMahon fed questions to Carnac the Magnificent, performed in the Mighty Carson Art Players, chatted with Aunt Blabby, and was even an usher at the wedding of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki in the Church of Carson. Only Ed McMahon could tell the complete story of Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show. — In fact, Ed was with Johnny even ... more »before The Tonight Show, when they both appeared in Who Do You Trust? Now he finally shares the stories that only he knows. From the sofa at Johnny's right, to backstage, to their personal relationship. Ed McMahon provides a real view of the man who was so careful to show only one side of himself to the public.
Brilliant in front of the camera, but shy in person, Johnny seldom gave interviews. Only Ed tells the stories and provides the insights into the personality that made Johnny Carson more of a friend we invited into our homes than a television star.
Ed McMahon is an entertainment icon. In addition to thirty years as announcer on The Tonight Show, he is well-known as a presenter of American Family Publishers sweepstakes, hosted the syndicated talent show Star Search, co-hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and appeared in several films. He was a decorated Marine fighter pilot during World War II and graduated from the Catholic University of America. He is involved in numerous charitable causes and currently hosts a syndicated radio show, Ed McMahon's Lifestyle Live.« less