Did you know Westbrook native Rudy Vallee was among the five guests to appear in the first installment of Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show?
Taking place on October 1, 1962, that first show also featured Groucho Marx, Joan Crawford, Tony Bennett, and Mel Brooks. A reflection on the inaugural show can be seen here.
- John C.L. Morgan
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