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Ed McMahon

Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick and announcer on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1998. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House). McMahon annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980s, he anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. McMahon appeared in several films, including The Incident, Fun With Dick and Jane, Full Moon High, and Butterfly, as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks". McMahon was born in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Leo Peter McMahon, Sr. a fund-raiser

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No Body Shows Up for Ed/Merv Court Case

No Body Shows Up for Ed/Merv Court Case

A court case between two big celebrities was dismissed today because no one showed up for the hearing ... ... the case: Merv Griffin vs Ed McMahon.The Griffin Group sued Ed and his wife Pamela… READ MORE >

Ed McMahon Dies

Ed McMahon Dies

Ed McMahon has passed away at 86.He died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California this morning. McMahon was fighting a multitude of health problems, including cancer.Someone connected… READ MORE >

- 1951 days ago
McMahon Lawsuit Settled at Breakneck Speed

McMahon Lawsuit Settled at Breakneck Speed

The people who own the mansion where Ed McMahon broke his neck are finally off the hook -- a judge dismissed the case one day before it was set to go to trial. Ed filed the lawsuit back in 2007… READ MORE >

- 1978 days ago
Ed McMahon Settles Lawsuit Against Cedars

Ed McMahon Settles Lawsuit Against Cedars

Lawyers for Ed McMahon say the malpractice portion of the lawsuit he filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Facility, a doctor and two homeowners has been settled.McMahon sued the hospital for… READ MORE >

- 2000 days ago
Ed McMahon Deposition -- Pain in the Neck

Ed McMahon Deposition -- Pain in the Neck

Ed McMahon is dealing with a life and death struggle with bone cancer ... now there are new legal issues he must deal with.Ed is suing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. for allegedly… READ MORE >

- 2006 days ago
Ed McMahon Struggles for Survival

Ed McMahon Struggles for Survival

Ed McMahon is in bad shape in ICU with pneumonia, bone cancer, and other medical problems. There are reports Ed only has days left. Here's a statement we just got from Ed's publicist, Howard… READ MORE >

- 2063 days ago
Ed McMahon in ICU -- Pneumonia, Cancer

Ed McMahon in ICU -- Pneumonia, Cancer

UPDATE: We've just learned Ed is in the ICU and his condition is "extremely serious." As one person close to him put it -- "It's not great, to say the least."We're told Ed McMahon has been… READ MORE >

- 2066 days ago
Hammer & McMahon Put Their Peddle to the Metal

Hammer & McMahon Put Their Peddle to the Metal

Financially-challenged stars MC Hammer & Ed McMahon are finally making bank ... pimpin' for Cash4Gold.com during the Super Bowl.The cash-strapped duo will appear in a Super Bowl spot showing… READ MORE >

- 2094 days ago
McMahon Still Has Heart

McMahon Still Has Heart

There's a buzz that Ed McMahon had a heart attack and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.Part is true and part isn't. We've learned over the weekend McMahon experienced shortness of… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
Ghost of Merv Sues Ed

Ghost of Merv Sues Ed

It's just sad. Merv Griffin's company is suing Ed McMahon over a personal loan.Apparently Ed has been having money troubles for a while now. Back in 2005, he needed money and his pal Merv Griffin… READ MORE >

- 2217 days ago

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