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NBC Debuts First Tonight Show Promo with Jimmy Fallon

Originally posted 01/06/2014 12:30PM

Heeeeeere's … Jimmy!

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Jonathan Winters Dies at 87 | Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Originally posted 04/12/2013 01:30PM

Jonathan Winters – an improvisational genius and the comedic spiritual godfather to a generation of younger comics, including Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and the late Andy Kaufman – died of natural causes Thursday night. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home in Montecito, Calif., the Associated Press reports. He was 87.

Tweeted Steve Martin on Friday: "Goodbye, Jonath[a]n Winters. You were not only one of the greats, but one of the great greats."

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Late-Night TV Icon Jack Paar Dies

Originally posted 01/27/2004 9:45AM

Jack Paar, 85, who put NBC's "Tonight Show" on the map in the 1950s only to remove himself from the air -- and the limelight -- in the mid-'60s, died at his Greenwich, Conn., home on Tuesday after a long illness, Stephen Wells, Paar's son-in-law, tells the Associated Press.

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