Caption: Johnny Carson, Dave Dershimer, and Joe Powroznik doing a stunt for "Johnny Carson Discovers Cypress Gardens," NBC August 1968. (Carson's first color TV special)
Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: October 23, 1925
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943, that he started his show business career. At ...