Aug 19, 2014
While still in the eighth grade, he had a Saturday morning radio show, a precocious start to his broadcasting career. The adult phase began when he wrote for the Tonight Show, first for Parr, later for Carson. He was teh host of his own talk show on various networks, starting with ABC in 1968. If you are someone for whom "smart and funny" is a single word, as it might be in German, and if it connotes high praise, then you were a fan.