Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer who passed away at the age of 86 due to natural causes. He is most famous for being Johnny Carson's sidekick and announcer on “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1992. Perhaps he found his career as an announcer when he was in high school when he worked as a bingo announcer at carnivals. Born 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, he enrolled at Boston College but soon joined the Marine Corps in 1945 and was a flight instructor for two years. He then studied ... more
Arleen Calma Born 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Tribute to Ed McMahon
McMahon had a supporting role in the movie "Fun With Dick & Jane"
He had a role in the film "The Incident"
The Tonight Show - Ed McMahon on the legacy of Johnny Carson
Arleen Calma He was a Marine Corps flight instructor for two years
McMahon hosted the television series "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" on NBC from 1982–98
Arleen Calma He was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts
Married to Alyce Ferrell, they had four children Claudia, Michael Edward, Linda and Jeffrey, the marriage ended in 1972
Arleen Calma McMahon studied at The Catholic University of America under the GI Bill and graduated in 1949
Arleen Calma He received a state commission as a brigadier general in the California Air National Guard
He married his second wife Victoria Valentine
He was the host of the successful weekly syndicated series "Star Search"
McMahon was the co-host of the long-running annual Labor Day weekend "MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon"
He emceed the game show " Concentration"
Arleen Calma McMahon enrolled at Boston College
Arleen Calma Ed McMahon's personal qoute
McMahon and Johnny Carson first worked together as announcer and host on the daytime game show "Who Do You Trust?" (1957–1962)
Ed McMahon @ The Jay Leno Show
McMahon married Pamela "Pam" Hurn
On June 23, 2009, McMahon passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
Ed appeared in the documentary film, "Pitch People"
He played himself in Steven Spielberg's 1986 "Amazing Stories" Season 1: Episode 10 ("Remote Control Man")
Began "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson