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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
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Abdul not heading to 'Star Search'

Abdul not heading to 'Star Search'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Pop singer and television personality Paula Abdul could not reach a deal with ABC to headline a new version of "Star Search," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Abdul in talks for new 'Star Search'

Abdul in talks for new 'Star Search'

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer and television personality Paula Abdul is in talks to be a host and judge on a revamped version of "Star Search," sources told EW.com.

Wynonna Judd to open Jerry Lewis telethon

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The 44th annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon will be opened in Las Vegas by singer Wynonna Judd, organizers say.
Hollywood remembers Ed McMahon

Hollywood remembers Ed McMahon

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Celebrities such as Britney Spears and David Letterman are expressing their sorrow regarding the death of U.S. television icon Ed McMahon. He was 86.
TV's Ed McMahon dead at 86

TV's Ed McMahon dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. television personality Ed McMahon has died, his agent said Tuesday. The former "Tonight Show" sidekick and "Star Search" host was 86.
Rep: Ed McMahon is still fighting

Rep: Ed McMahon is still fighting

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Ed McMahon's publicist said the ailing U.S. television personality is "still fighting the good fight."
Hospitalized McMahon has bone cancer

Hospitalized McMahon has bone cancer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Ed McMahon has been hospitalized for nearly a month and is in extremely serious condition, TMZ said Friday.

McMahon to appear in Super Bowl commercial

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former TV star Ed McMahon says he will appear in a commercial during the Super Bowl for a U.S. service that once proved invaluable to him.
New deal should allow McMahon to keep home

New deal should allow McMahon to keep home

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A California-based foreclosure resolution firm said Tuesday it is working out a deal with Ed McMahon that will save the TV star's home from foreclosure.
Trump buying Ed McMahon's house

Trump buying Ed McMahon's house

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump reportedly is buying television personality Ed McMahon's Beverly Hills, Calif., house to save it from foreclosure.
McMahon sues over fall injuries

McMahon sues over fall injuries

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles hospital and billionaire are responsible for the broken neck Ed McMahon suffered in a 2007 fall, a lawsuit by the former TV entertainer alleges.
Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

BURBANK, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- The families of Larry the Cable Guy, Ice T, Joan Rivers and Wayne Newton are on board to compete in the U.S. game show "Celebrity Family Feud," NBC said.
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Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon warms up the crowd before the opening of the Muscular Distrophy Association's 40th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon held at the Beverly Hilton September 4, 2005. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Edward Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's announcer and sidekick on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1986. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House).

McMahon annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980s, he anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. McMahon appeared in several films, including The Incident, Fun With Dick and Jane, Full Moon High, and Butterfly, as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks".

McMahon was born in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Peter McMahon, Sr. a fund-raiser and entertainer, and his wife Eleanor (Russell) McMahon. He was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. McMahon attended Boston College in 1940-41 and later graduated from the Catholic University of America, majoring in speech and drama on the GI Bill in 1949. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. McMahon began his career as a bingo caller in Maine when he was fifteen.

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