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June 6, 2008 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Ed McMahon, the jocular sidekick to Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," returned to television Thursday to discuss a somber personal matter -- the looming foreclosure of his Beverly Hills house. Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," McMahon, 85, began his interview with the throaty chuckle that had been his trademark on Carson's show. Asked what happened, he quipped, "How much time do you have?"
June 4, 2008 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick to Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," is fighting to avoid foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills estate. McMahon defaulted on $4.8 million in mortgage loans with a unit of Countrywide Financial Corp., which filed a notice of default in March, according to ForeclosureRadar, a company that sells default data pulled from public records.
March 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson's former sidekick, was hospitalized after a fall in his Beverly Hills home left him with a mild concussion and a gash in his head that required stitches, his publicist said Monday. "Mr. McMahon's prognosis is excellent and he is expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days," spokeswoman Susan DuBow said. He turned 82 Sunday.
July 2, 2003 | Rodney Bosch, Times Staff Writer
The skies will light up all over Ventura County on Friday night, but there will be plenty of festivities to keep Fourth of July revelers busy all day long. Offerings include parades and concerts in the park, home run derbies and barbecues, plus a few attractions to ensure some throbbing feet. Early birds can start the day with a nature walk at 7 a.m. in Thousand Oaks, while a youth run gets going at 9 a.m. in Ojai. Ventura's street fair events get underway at 11 a.m.
May 9, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Insurers and others have agreed to pay Ed McMahon $7.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that toxic mold spread through his Beverly Hills home, sickening the former "Tonight Show" sidekick and his wife and killing their dog, according to court records. The settlement is the highest published recovery in the nation by an individual alleging property damage in a mold case, said Chicago attorney Michael Childress, who leads an American Trial Lawyers Assn. group that tracks such litigation.
Entertainer Ed McMahon is suing his insurance company for more than $20 million, alleging that he was sickened by toxic mold that spread through his Beverly Hills house after contractors cleaning up water damage from a broken pipe botched the job. McMahon and his wife, Pamela, became ill from the mold, as did members of their household staff, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court suit. The McMahons also blame the mold for the death of the family dog, Muffin.
When Bob Thompson sold his company for $422 million, he could have chartered a jet, flown off to an island and, heck, bought the island, too. But he had a secret plan. Thompson had mulled it over for years, conferred with his wife, but kept it hush-hush from all but a few of his workers. It was only when the sale of Thompson-McCully Co., his road building firm, became final in July that he let all of his workers know, in a letter. First he had good news: They would not lose their jobs.
November 9, 1998 | STEVE TATHAM
OK, I have an idea. We call Ed McMahon, and if he's not busy on a project with Tom Arnold or Jerry Lewis, we get him to bring back "Star Search." This, after all, was a great show and responsible for introducing America to both Jenny Jones and Carrot Top--how many other shows can say that? None, that's how many. In this new version of "Star Search," we add a category called "Sitcom Writer."
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