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Tonight Starring Jack Paar is an American talk show hosted by Jack Paar under The Tonight Show franchise from 1957 to 1962. It originally aired during late-night.

During most of its run it was broadcast from Studio 6B inside the RCA Building. The same studio would also host early episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Its theme song was an instrumental version of "Everything's Coming Up Roses", and the closing theme was "So Until I See You" by Al Lerner.

Series Cast

  1. Jack Paar as Host

    Jack Paar


    214 Episodes

  2. Hugh Downs as Self - Announcer, Self - Guest Host, and Self

    Hugh Downs

    Self - Announcer, Self - Guest Host, Self

    165 Episodes

  3. José Melis

    Self - Bandleader, Self - Announcer

    137 Episodes

  4. Hermione Gingold as Self

    Hermione Gingold


    68 Episodes

  5. Skitch Henderson

    Self - Bandleader

    26 Episodes

  6. Cliff Arquette as Self / Charley Weaver and Self

    Cliff Arquette

    Self / Charley Weaver, Self

    25 Episodes

  7. Art Linkletter as Self - Guest Host and Self

    Art Linkletter

    Self - Guest Host, Self

    22 Episodes

  8. Dody Goodman as Self

    Dody Goodman


    21 Episodes

  9. Pat Carroll as Self

    Pat Carroll


    19 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

— • 59 Episodes

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Episode 237

(5x237, September 24, 1962)

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Status Canceled


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Type Talk Show

Original Language English


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