John William “Johnny” Carson was an American TV host and icon. Born October 23, 1925, in Corning, Iowa, Johnny was best known for The Tonight Show, which he hosted for 30 years with Ed McMahon as his sidekick. He and Ed previously worked together on Who Do You Trust?. He also hosted Earn Your Vacation and was a celebrity partner on the original Password. Johnny passed away on January 23, 2005; he was 79 years young.