Facts about Jack Paar

Jack Paar died at 85 years old
Born: May 1, 1918
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Best known as: The Tonight Show host before Johnny Carson



Jack Paar Biography

Jack Paar is best known for hosting the Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962.

Paar gained a reputation as a thinking man’s talk show host, and also for a certain emotional sensitivity: in one famous 1960 incident he stormed off the set during a broadcast after a network censor had edited one of his jokes.

A few weeks later he returned to the show with the quip, “As I was saying before I was interrupted…” Paar stepped down for good in 1962 and was replaced by Johnny Carson.


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