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Topic: Ed McMahon
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Jun 23, 2009 09:07AM)
Johnny Carson's side kick Ed McMahon passed away early this morning at the age of 86.

This is sad news. Here is the link to the report.

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090623/ap_on_en_tv/us_obit_mcmahon]Ed McMahon Obituary[/url]

There was no cause of death listed. It was said he had been suffering from several illnesses recently however.
Message: Posted by: RJE (Jun 23, 2009 09:32AM)
Who would ever of thought that Ed would outlive Johnny during their haydays? End of an era.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jun 23, 2009 10:40AM)
Ed sold my mother a vegamatic on the board walk in Atlantic City back in 1950.
Message: Posted by: cairo (Jun 23, 2009 10:56AM)
Everyone knows Ed was famous for his second bananaring of television's greatest first banana, Johnny Crason, but does anyone know if McMahon was ever awarded an Emmy or other citation for his work?
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jun 23, 2009 10:59AM)
RS thank yuou for sharing this sad news
vinny
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 23, 2009 11:01AM)
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On 2009-06-23 11:56, cairo wrote:
Everyone knows Ed was famous for his second bananaring of television's greatest first banana, Johnny Crason, but does anyone know if McMahon was ever awarded an Emmy or other citation for his work?
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About awards, see the first link:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573012/awards

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573012/
Message: Posted by: cairo (Jun 23, 2009 11:16AM)
I guess his real award is that his back hanging with Johnny again at the Tonight Show in the sky.
Message: Posted by: airship (Jun 23, 2009 02:16PM)
I learned to speak perfect 'announcer' by listening to Ed on the Tonight Show. He was very precise. Great voice.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jun 25, 2009 09:56AM)
Man, Ed, A true American icon...
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 27, 2009 02:42PM)
In all the articles about Ed, nobody mentioned that he stared out as the clown on Super Circus.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 27, 2009 02:51PM)
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On 2009-06-27 15:42, ringmaster wrote:
In all the articles about Ed, nobody mentioned that he stared out as the clown on Super Circus.
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Actually, in the very first article in this thread, it says that Ed got his start on television playing a circus clown on the 1950-51 variety series "Big Top."

Is that what you are thinking of?
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 27, 2009 03:09PM)
Thank you, I was trying to verify it.