Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005)

Carson died today at the age of 79 from emphysema- for the Grateful Web

Born in Corning, Iowa - Raised in Nebraska  and attented The University of Nebraska -  Johnny died today at 79 -   His show was the stepping stone for countless acts today, including David Letterman, Rodney Dangerfield, and so many more.

May 21st, 1992 was his last Tonight Show -   Johnny died of emphysema.

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somethinwholesomeinamericasmiddle's picture

Sure I'm petrified of the massive swollen red state of America, but here, and with Letterman, we saw and see incarnate the best of an accepting America, and in his subtle way, Carson paved the way of acceptance of others.

There is no coincedence America's best conversationalists are native to America's middle, so keep heart! There are good, thinking people there.

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