Take a look back inside the life of one of America's most beloved television personalities. By Beth Lipton
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Updated: Monday Jan 24, 2005 | 11:30 AM EST
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Johnny Carson, often called the "king of late night," was "the gold standard," said current Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Added David Letterman: "All of us who came after are pretenders. We will not see the likes of him again."
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