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Johnny Carson Born: 10/23/1925
Birth Place: Corning, Iowa, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 01/23/2005

Born Oct. 25, 1925 in Corning, IA, John William Carson was the son of power company manager Homer "Kit" Lloyd Carson and wife Ruth Hook Carson. The family relocated to Norfolk, NE when Carson was eight; once there, he developed an interest in sleight of hand and launched his career as a 14-year-old magician-comic under the name "The Great Carsoni." After a year of higher education at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, he left to join the Navy with the goal of becoming a pilot. Carson was instead sent to Columbia University to receive midshipman training and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. However, he never saw combat - the military dropped the atomic bo...

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