Johnny Carson, 1925-2005

Take a look back inside the life of one of America's most beloved television personalities. By Beth Lipton


Bette Midler and Robin Williams were Carson's final guests in 1992. Midler's rendition of "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" brought tears to his eyes. "It's going to be tough for us to say goodbye," sidekick Ed McMahon had said. "It's very tough for America to say goodbye. People come home and have a snack, watch the news. Then they watch Johnny Carson. And then they go to bed. And that kind of Johnny Carson fix is going to be very hard to live without."