Leno, James Douglas Muir

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Born: Apr 28, 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Comedians, Entertainers, TV Host


1950 - Born in New Rochelle, New York, on the 28th of April. American comedian and television host.

1973 - Received his Bachelor's degree in Speech therapy from Emerson College.

1978 - He had appeared on television, acted in the film American Hot Wax but hit paydirt with his late-night television appearances.

1980 - Married to Mavis Nicholson on November 30th.

1982 - He and his wife were contestants on the couples game show "Tattletales".

1992 - Hosted his own late-night talk show, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

1995 - The Tonight Show took over the lead and has generally had higher ratings ever since.

         - His victory was well-publicized, but empty, though he did gain a measure of revenge when his show beat Letterman's for the Emmy.

         - Wrote autobiography "Leading with My Chin".

2003 - He hosted NBC's morning talk show "Today".

2005 - When Johnny Carson died in January, he did one night of the The Tonight Show as a tribute to his predecessor.

2007 - Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $32 million.

2009 - He will step down as host of the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

         - NBC announced that Conan O'Brien would take over The Tonight Show.

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