Ed McMahon - Johnny Carson's longtime sidekick, announcer, and TV show host. Prior to his long show-business career, he was a Marine fighter pilot who flew 85 combat missions and earned six Air Medals. I saw him on the Johnny Carson Show at Burbank, CA.
Game-show host/announcer/spokesman Ed McMahon was born today 3-6 in 1923. He first worked with Johnny Carson on the daytime game show Who Do You Trust? (1957-62) and in Oct of 1962 he launched with Johnny on the Tonight Show. He hosted Star Search in the 80s-mid 90s. Ed passed in 2009.