Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon was most famous for his thirty-year-long role as Johnny Carson’s straight man on The Tonight Show, history’s most famed talk show. His career spans almost sixty years, and he has shared laughs with everyone from Frank Sinatra and John Wayne to Rosie O’Donnell. He regularly appeared with Jerry Lewis every year on the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. He was seen in thousands of commercials all over the world and has sold hundreds of products, from Alpo dog food to Budweiser beer. Ed’s autobiography, For Laughing Out Loud (Grand Central), was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.