Overview

Chronological look at the life and career of Johnny Carson (1925-2005), with commentary from an ex-wife and more than 30 fellow comedians, friends, employees, and biographers. The biography defines why Carson was an enduring star (his cool, his timing, his genuine laugh, his breadth of knowledge) and pursues his motivations and inner self (a loner with a drinking problem, a decent Midwesterner whose mother withheld approval, a quiet person who loved to entertain). The key to understanding him, argues the biography, is his love of magic.

  1. Mark A. Catalena

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Johnny Carson

    Johnny Carson

    Himself

  2. David Letterman

    David Letterman

    Himself

  3. Jay Leno

    Jay Leno

    Himself

  4. Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Herself

  5. Jimmy Fallon

    Jimmy Fallon

    Himself

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Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 2012
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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