Take a look back inside the life of one of America's most beloved television personalities. By Beth Lipton
Updated: Monday Jan 24, 2005 | 11:30 AM EST
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"It was like coming over the crest of a roller coaster," Jerry Seinfeld (with Carson in 1991) once said of his first appearance on Tonight, in 1981. "It was the difference between thinking you're a comedian and really being one."
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