Biography of Johnny Carson

April 9, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Downtown Library Auditorium

Instructor: Mary Pat Riley

Johnny Carson invited viewers to his party each night on TV as he and his friends joked, laughed, and made audience members feel like we were there with all the beautiful people. He was often called “the King Maker” because it was said that his approval could make or break Hollywood newcomers as well as seasoned performers. This presentation will peek behind the scenes of America’s late-night funny man and longtime host of “The Tonight Show.” Discussion will include his childhood, friends, marriages, and difficult personality after the cameras were off, as well as his enemies and lifelong demons.