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Ed McMahon
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Name: Edward Peter Leo McMahon Jr.
Born: March 6, 1923
Birth Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Died: June 23, 2009
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: TV Personality
Years active: 1957-2009
Known for: Hosting Star Search and being Johnny Carson's sidekick

Edward Peter Leo "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was a well-known host and announcer.


He was born March 6, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 15, Ed got his start as a Caller at a bingo game. He is perhaps best known for hosting the long-running talent show Star Search. He was best known for yelling out, 'Heeeeere's Johnny!', each time he introduced Carson at the beginning of the show. He was also known for yelling out, 'Hiyo!' Before Tonight, Ed and Johnny worked together on Who Do You Trust?.


Ed passed away on June 23, 2009, at the age of 86.


Ed was Johnny Carson's sidekick for The Tonight Show.
Ed became a spokesman for American Family Publishers with Dick Clark, and Colonial Penn/Conseco Direct Life with Alex Trebek.

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