Jack Paar

TV Personality
Date Of Birth:
1 May 1918
Date Of Death:
27 January 2004
Place Of Birth:
Canton, Ohio
Best Known As:
The Tonight Show host before Johnny Carson
Jack Paar is best known for hosting the Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. Paar gained a reputation as a thinking man's talk show host, and also for a certain emotional sensitivity: in one famous 1960 incident he stormed off the set during a broadcast after a network censor had edited one of his jokes. A few weeks later he returned to the show with the quip, "As I was saying before I was interrupted..." Paar stepped down for good in 1962 and was replaced by Johnny Carson.
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