Johnny Carson 1925-2005
A shining beacon, he will be mourned by us in our showbiz world, mostly because he wore his mantle of celebrity with good taste and honor.
He was not afraid to bring on new talent, and to share his comedic throne with others, and to challenge the prevailing powers who control our industry, sucking up to no one.
And then he retired gracefully and privately, and just enjoyed life with his tennis and his boat and his wife.
He knew who he was.