From his days as Johnny Carson's sidekick, to his years giving away sweepstakes money, Ed McMahon turned a supporting role into Hollywood history. Sandra Hughes reports.
Johnny Carson is best known as the funny-man host of the "Tonight Show," but in this interview he shows Mike Wallace his serious side. Between jokes, the notoriously private Carson describes his competitive drive, his need for control, and his past struggles with alcohol.
Lou Gossett, Jr. promotes "An Officer and a Gentleman" and acts as Ed McMahon's drill sergeant on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1983.
Danny DeVito talks about the "The War of the Roses" and divorce with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1989.
Johnny finds comfort in Ed McMahon's arms on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
Johnny Carson and Betty White as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
From The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.