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Also Known As: Died: January 23, 2005
Born: October 23, 1925 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Corning, Iowa, USA Profession: Music ...


Cast (feature film)

Sixty Spins Around the Sun (2003)
Randy Credico, a stand-up comic turned activist, initiates a street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Law. His efforts prompt the release of seven inmates. He travels to Tulia, Texas inducing a media storm against a private investigator that arrested 43 African Americans on erroneaous drug cha
Get Bruce (1999) as Himself
Who do Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg call the funniest man in Hollywood? A guy you've never heard of until now: Bruce Vilanch. Chances are, when a star needs a little (or a lot of) advice, they'll say two words: 'Get Bruce!' Vilanch has written for every type of aw
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The (1993) as Himself (Former Talk Show Host)
Based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Examines the entire phenomenon of the case -- the eighth-grade tryouts, the alleged murder plot, the trial, the media madness, and the battle over m
Cancel My Reservation (1972) as
After his doctor orders him to take a much needed vacation, talk show host Dan Bartlett heads out to a ranch in Arizona where he hopes to get a little rest and relaxation. However, Once he arrives, he stumbles upon the murder of an Native American girl and becomes the primary suspect. In order to cl
Looking for Love (1964) as
A promising singer has to choose between show business and marriage.

Music (feature film)

Gracie (2007)
In 1978 South Orange New Jersey, 15 year old Gracie Bowen is the only girl in a family of three brothers. Their family life revolves almost entirely around soccer: her father and brothers are obsessed with the sport, practicing in the backyard's makeshift field every day from morning 'til night. Tra
Talk to Me (2007)
In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. to fully express himself--sometimes to outrageous effect--and "tell it like it is." With the
Isn't She Great (2000) as Song ("Johnny'S Theme")
Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist
Late Shift, The (1996)
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
This Is My Life (1992) as Song ("Johnny'S Theme")
A story about the strained relationship between a stand-up comic and her teenage daughter, from whose life she gleans material.
Burglar (1987) as Song ("Johnny'S Theme")
Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a former cat burglar who now runs a used bookstore, but one of the crimes of her past has come back to haunt her. When a dead body is found in a house that she robbed, she is suspected of murder and has to go back to using her burglary skills in order to clear her name.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Can You Hear the Laughter?: The Story of Freddie Prinze (1979)
The career of comedian Freddie Prinze, who committed suicide in January 1977 at the age of 22, is the subject of this film, with two of the students on "The White Shadow," Ira Angustain (in his one starring role to date) and Kevin Hooks (son of actor Robert Hooks), as Prinze and his best friend, Nat

Cast (special)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) as Honoree (Archival Footage)
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
Frank, Dean and Sammy: An Evening With the Rat Pack (1998) as Host
A never-before-televised performance by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin from 1965, originally broadcast via close-circuit live to movie theaters around the country, as a benefit for Dismas House.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993) as Host
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
Laughing Matters (1993)
A three-part documentary that explores the various forms of comedy. Hosted by comedians, the series features performances and special interviews by comics combined with archival footage.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1993) as Award Recipient
Broadcast of the sixteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished award recipients of the 1993 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: entertainer Johnny Carson, Dance Theater of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell, conductor Georg Solti, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and gospel singe
Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom (1992)
A special featuring vintage clips of comedian Jack Benny, as well as reminiscences by friends.
Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
An awards special showcasing the talents and skills of 36 teachers from across the United States. Hollywood stars present awards to 12 extraordinary instructors. One of the 36 highlighted teachers is selected as "Outstanding Teacher of the Year."
Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys (1992)
A special commemorating the comedy team Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on the occasion of the 100th birthdates of Hardy and Hal Roach, the director of most of their movies. Included are colorized clips from their movies and interviews with several of today's comedians.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 29th Anniversary, The (1991) as Host
A live primetime special marking the 29th anniversary of "The Tonight Show."
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 28th Anniversary Special, The (1990)
A live special celebrating Johnny Carson's 28th season as host of the NBC late-night series, the "The Tonight Show." Features celebrity clips from previous "Tonight Show" broadcasts.
It's Howdy Doody Time-a 40 Year Celebration (1990)
A birthday salute to the popular TV puppet, Howdy Doody, with clips from old shows, celebrity guests, and cast updates.
MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (1990)
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Mauna Kea: On the Verge of Other Worlds (1989) as Narration
A documentary, narrated by Johnny Carson, which takes viewers to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest mountain, for a look at its astronomical observatory.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 27th Anniversary, The (1989) as Host
A prime-time, live television special celebrating the 27th Anniversary of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Special guest stars and memorable clips from past years highlight the special.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1989)
A special featuring the installation of eight inductees into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' (ATAS) Television Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees in the fifth annual event are Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 26th Anniversary Special, The (1988)
A prime-time special marking the 26th anniversary of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Includes nostalgic and humorous clips from the 26 years of the show.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1987)
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 25th Anniversary Special, The (1987) as Host
Johnny Carson marks 25 years as host of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in this live 90-minute special, broadcast exactly 25 years after his debut as host in 1962. The program features highlights from past segments of the show. This is Johnny Carson's ninth consecutive prime-time annivers
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987) as Host
A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.
Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Comedian Jay Leno hosts his first network television primetime special, with a salute to the American family. The program spotlights Leno in a humorous monologue about real and fictional families and features special appearances by show-business family acts.
It's Garry Shandling's Show -- 25th Anniversary Special (1986)
In a late-night talk show format, Garry Shandling, a la Johnny Carson, reminisces through the past 25 years of his fictitious show. Garry, along with his condo manager Leonard Smith, a la Ed McMahon, bring back former guests and relive memorable moments.
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle, An (1986)
A two-hour special centering around the 90th birthday celebration of World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle, who led the first offensive bombing mission on Tokyo in the spring of 1942. The program includes appearances by guest celebrities and a toast from President Reagan. Doolittle is credited with the
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 24th Anniversary (1986) as Host
A 90-minute special celebrating the 24th anniversary of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Program features routines by stand-up comics, and clips from previous shows, mostly from 1985 and 1986. Airing live from NBC's Burbank Studios in California.
Carson's Comedy Classics (1985) as Host
A syndicated series of comedy highlights from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
Christmas With Friends (1985)
A half-hour Christmas special starring Johnny Carson. The program features performances of favorites holiday songs, narrative readings, and film sequences shot in picturesque New Hampshire.
Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985) as Guest
Bob puts together a telethon to raise funds to buy NBC, his adopted network, in this hour-long variety special of music, dance, and comedy.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 23rd Anniversary, The (1985) as Host
Memorable clips from past shows mark Johnny Carson's 23rd year as host of "The Tonight Show."
World Of Audubon: Whales! (1984) as Narration
A documentary taking a close look at whales and the international preservation movement that has arisen to save them.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary Special, The (1984) as Host
A celebration of Johnny Carson's 22nd year as host of "The Tonight Show" featuring film and video tape highlights of past shows.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 21st Anniversary Special, The (1983) as Host
The program celebrates twenty-one years of "The Tonight Show" with clips from prior shows.
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983) as Guest
A star-studded salute to George Burns on his eightieth year in show business.
Sheena Easton: Act 1 (1983) as Guest
A stylish variety hour featuring Scottish-born singer Sheena Easton in her first network special.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 20th Anniversary Special, The (1982) as Host
A salute to Johnny Carson on his 20th year as host of "The Tonight Show" with clips from the program's past twenty years.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special, The (1981) as Host
A program of clips that celebrates Johnny Carson's 19th year as host of "The Tonight Show."
Love Letter to Jack Benny, A (1981) as Host
An affectionate remembrance of comedian Jack Benny via film clips of his series and specials.
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980)
An unusual storyline in which Fred Silverman, the president of NBC, talks Lucille Ball out of retirement and back into television (and away from CBS) to develop a new comedy series. Now, as executive producer, she and her production assistant, Gale Gordon, devise "The Music Mart," a would-be series
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope For President (1980)
A series of sketches that revolve around Bob Hope's presidential campaign, presented on the eve of the 1980 general election.
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979)
An hour of comedy and music celebrating George Burns' eighty-third birthday.
Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! (1978)
A salute to Bob Hope on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.
Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle, A (1978)
A star-studded tribute to Milton Berle, whose comedy show of the '50s was so universally popular that he was dubbed "Mr. Television."
First 50 Years, The (1976)
The National Broadcasting Company's celebration of the fifty-year golden anniversary of its founding.
George Burns Special, The (1976)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches with comedian George Burns.
Jack Benny's Second Farewell Show (1974)
Jack Benny's second attempt to announce his retirement from show business.
Jack Benny's First Farewell Show (1973)
An hour of comedy in which Jack Benny supposedly announces his retirement from show business.
Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking (1972)
An hour of music and comedy with the Master of Insults.
Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (1972) as Host
An hour of music and comedy in which senior citizens of the show business community perform the material that made them famous.
Murder At NBC (1966)
An hour comedy special in which Bob Hope plays a mad scientist who invents a nuclear chemical that is capable of shrinking the United States.
All-Star Comedy Show, The (1962) as Host
A comical survey of various styles of humor.
Arthur Murray Party For Bob Hope, The (1960) as Guest
A two-part music and comedy party honoring comedian Bob Hope.

Music (special)

Frank, Dean and Sammy: An Evening With the Rat Pack (1998) as Song Performer ("The Birth Of The Blues")
A never-before-televised performance by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin from 1965, originally broadcast via close-circuit live to movie theaters around the country, as a benefit for Dismas House.

Special Thanks (special)

Intimate Portrait: Barbara Eden (2002) as Special Thanks
Portrait of actress Barbara Eden.

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