Born: March 6, 1923
Died: June 23, 2009
Occupation: Entertainer, comedian, announcer, spokesman
Biography: Edward Leo Peter Ed McMahon, Jr. 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.