Johnny Carson
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"Personal Award" 1985

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"John William" ""Johnny"" "Carson" (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Johnny Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honors/Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

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For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

The Hollywood tradition I like best is called 'sucking up to the stars.'

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry - that's Thanksgiving dinner at Three-Mile Island.

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

If variety if the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

He couldn't ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner.

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?''.

Who could follow Carson? Well, believe me, somebody can - and will.

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.

Nancy Reagan fell down and broke her hair.