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He won six Emmys, a Peabody Award, a Television Academy Hall of Fame niche, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Kennedy Center Honors, but all those accolades combined don't render a full sense of the mystique of Johnny Carson (1925-2005). For thirty years, the effortless banter of the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson kept America up late. After he retired in 1992, he resolutely disappeared from the public view, leaving behind a nation of admirers and imitators. Henry Bushkin, the author of this book, was his lawyer, his confidante, and his longtime friend. In this biography, he opens the doors on the well-guarded life of a true television legend.