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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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McMahon Oh Man

McMahon Oh Man

He's broke, close to losing his house and recuperating after that whole Emmy/Josh Groban/TV theme song debacle, but Ed McMahon is trying to earn his keep by working on some "secret… READ MORE >

McMahon Pisses Off Divorce Lawyers

McMahon Pisses Off Divorce Lawyers

Yeah, it just got worse...Ed McMahon has just been sued again for -- you guessed it -- allegedly stiffing more people out of a huge wad of cash. A lawsuit filed in NYC claims the brokest man on… READ MORE >

- 2278 days ago
Ed McMahon Gets Disease on "Family Feud"

Ed McMahon Gets Disease on "Family Feud"

Ed McMahon's financial situation is in the crapper -- so it's a shame that when Ed and the fam played "Celebrity Family Feud" last night for charity, the winnings just didn't go to… READ MORE >

- 2285 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Is No Ed McMahon

Kelly Clarkson
Is No Ed McMahon

At least one former "American Idol" isn't worried about the housing crisis -- Kelly Clarkson just bought herself a new crib, y'all!The OG "Idol" purchased this really nice -- but modest for a… READ MORE >

- 2313 days ago
Ed McMahon: No Money, Mo' Problems

Ed McMahon: No Money, Mo' Problems

Who doesn't Ed McMahon owe money to?Now Citibank has filed suit against the foreclosure-plagued star, alleging he owes them roughly $180,000. As we first reported, Ed's wife Pamela's out of… READ MORE >

- 2318 days ago
Ed's Wife-- Shopping Him Into the Poorhouse

Ed's Wife-- Shopping Him Into the Poorhouse

The one word that's turning Ed McMahon from baller to beggar: Plastic.Our sources tell us Pamela McMahon, Ed's wife of 16 years, is literally spending him onto the street. We hear she's completely… READ MORE >

- 2321 days ago
Eddie Mac: My Income Has Fallen & It Can't Get Up

Eddie Mac: My Income Has Fallen & It Can't Get Up

Yeah, he made millions off of "The Tonight Show," "Star Search," American Family Publishers," "Who Do You Trust," etc., yet Ed McMahon told Larry King last night he's broke as a joke.… READ MORE >

- 2332 days ago
For McMahon-sion, Heeeere's Foreclosure!

For McMahon-sion, Heeeere's Foreclosure!

Ed McMahon of Bev Hills: You may have already defaulted on a nearly five million dollar loan, and you could lose your house soon!Foreclosure is underway, according to the Wall Street Journal, on… READ MORE >

- 2334 days ago

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