Ed McMahon was an American announcer, comedian, actor, singer, game show host, etc. He is an all-rounder personality. The Tonight Show, Star Search, TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes, these are the shows related to him, and these remind all of this kind man. Let us take a look at the net worth and career of Ed McMahon in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr., in short, Ed McMahon was born in 1923, 6th March. On 23rd June 2009, he breathed his last. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and then he was brought up in Lowell, Massachusetts. His father was a fundraiser and a performer as well. Name of Ed’s father was Edward Leo Peter McMahon Sr. and that of his mother was Eleanor (Russell) McMahon.
His early life started as a hard-working kid, and at the age of fifteen, he worked as a bingo caller in the state of Maine. He also worked as a carnival barker for three years in Mexico. He got into Boston college by working as a street-hawker for vegetable slicers, that too on the boardwalk of the Atlantic City. Life did not feel very comforting and easy for him. He struggled from the beginning of his early age.
McMahon got married to Alyce Ferrell on 5th July 1945. They also had four children, namely, Claudia, Michael Edward, Linda and Jeffrey. Unfortunately, they separated and eventually got their divorce in 1974. He again married Victoria Valentine in 1976, 6th March and adopted a child named Katherine Mary.
Even this couple got separated in 1989. Nevertheless, in 1992, he again married Pamela Hurn, 37 years old woman. He accepted her with a son of hers named Alex. At the age of 86, he passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
With the broadcasting job at WLLH-AM in Lowell, started McMahon’s career. He always wished to become a US Marine Corps fighter pilot, and so he worked for it and achieved it. In his two years as a fighter pilot, he earned 6 Air Medals for flying in 85 combat missions, and also gathered the precious title of “brigadier general” and retired as a colonel in 1966. Apart from this, he had a vast entertainment career. He hosted the ABC daytime show, Who Do You Trust?
From 1957 to 1962. The most credible show which made him popular, “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson was hosted by him till 1962. He also worked in other shows like Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1973-2008) and some TV commercials. He was included into the hall of fame of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia in 2010. With Dick Clark, he co-hosted TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes from 1982 to 1998.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of McMahon is calculated to be $2 million. Most of it was earned from his successful early career of acting, hosting, anchoring, comedy etc. he was a part of multiple careers, and he also gathered fame through his varied capacities.
One can struggle, work hard and utilize all his talents to reach heights in career. Ed McMahon’s life is a wonderful lesson to us all.