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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Goodnight Ed... and Goodbye...


Ed McMahon, 86 years old, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died today.

17 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I had not heard this yet. He certainly was a television icon, wasn't he?

Kittibee said...

Hi Divie Dear :)
although I have heard of this show Ive never seen it ! .. He lived a long life :).. been searchin my mind for my pic for tomorrow ! as its to be my first I hope to make a big statement :).. hope you have a nice week , love from Ireland ..Kitti x

Kittibee said...

*Dixie* yikes my typing is bad today ^^ he he

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

He had the most contagious laugh!
Johnny and Ed had a great rapport with one another. They could create humor out of the most simple things.
Late night has never been the same without them.

Sweet wishes,
Sars

Barbara said...

Dixie, It appears that whatever you did is working. I think I can stay on your blog and leave a message.

Barbara

Dixie said...

Sara... I couldn't have said it better!

trash talk said...

I hope he and Johnny are sharing a laugh at a big desk as we speak!
Ay-Ohhh, Ed!
Debbie

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Hadn't heard about this. Sad to see yet another television icon from the golden age pass on.

Deanna said...

Johnny may have been Carnac but I loved the way Ed would repeat what Johnny was saying and that "Ho ho ho" laugh was just so Ed. I miss both terribly but I know that when Ed left this world, Johnny had the multi-colored curtains of Heaven open up for him and the applause was all for him this time.

Deanna :D

Lisa said...

I just heard about this. So sad...but what a well spent life.

Smilingsal said...

He will be missed.

Simply Heather said...

I hadn't heard yet...wow. Thank you for honoring him with this post, Dixie.

Anne Fannie said...

Hey Dixie, I haven't heard this yet. Talk shows are not like they use to be! Those two were classic and will never be replaced!
~Ann

bj said...

I understand he had been in very poor health and am glad he is home now and no more pain.
I sure miss him and Johnny both. I never gave a flyin' flip for the Tonights Show before and after those two. I never missed a night of watching them, tho.
Thanks for this very nice tribute to a man we'll all miss.
xo bj

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
Thank you for the memories ,and for paying respect to a true pioneer who left a large hole that could not be repaired with a simple replacement.
Late night has never been the same without the two of these good humored gentlemen .
Bless you Dixie for this post.
Happy Trails

Kitti said...

opsy hun ive do my link wrong :/ should i submit again ? Kitti x

Debby said...

So sad to hear about Ed! MAde me sad the way he has spent his last years. I think the Johnny Carson show was one of my all time fav. They were awesome together.
debby