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Latenight talkshow legend Jack Paar, the droll, suave and unpredictably passionate host of “The Show” from 1957 to 1962 and “The Jack Paar Program” from 1962 to 1965, died after a long illness Tuesday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 85.
Although he had been gone from the airwaves for decades after an early retirement, his influence on American popular taste and sensibilities is lasting and profound. In an important sense, by making television matter as midnight approached, he helped the medium mature. “I kid you not, he said, in his signature line and title of his 1960 memoir. Even his syntax was grownup.
Paar was a master of irony before it became a reflexive cultural pose. He believed in serious, eversobering conversation and didn’t feint his way around controversy. nike magista for sale He was mercurial and moody, famously walking off the set in tears after a 1960 dustup with the NBC censors.
Paar also knew how to entertain. As a kind of semidetached actormanager, he led a rotating repertory company of diverse show regulars, Joey Bishop, (as Charley Weaver), pianist, “weather girl, society hostess, Jr. (as Guido Panzini), Robert Morley, and others. held down the show’s announcing duties. was the bandleader.
Paar, like his 1950s contemporaries and fellow radiotrained hosts and, was not a joketeller and didn’t do skits. He excelled at the keen and responsive art of interviewing. His “Tonight Show” guests included 1960 presidential candidates, boxer (who later changed his name to ), evangelist and Kennedy’s brother, Robert, who was then counsel to a investigating the Mafia.
Paar crusaded against Cuban dictator and admiringly interviewed. He did shows from West Berlin a month after the construction of the Berlin Wall. commander who cooperated with Paar’s producers.
For all its political gravitas, much of the show tended toward playful interactions with the guests and studio audience. In his “What Is It, feature, Paar would display some peculiar object and explain its use. In “It’s All Relative, guests tried to determine which celebrity a walkon guest was related to, and the had crucial earlycareer airtime on the show.
With his twinkly eyes, smoothly oiled hair, dimpled chin and puckishly petulant set of the jaw, Paar controlled the emotional temper of the show. An easy weeper who could cry from “taking the CocaCola bottles back to the A as he once said, he also was quick to anger and seemed to relish feuds. Paar tangled with over the high fees his CBS rival paid his guest stars. He took on critics, gossip columnist and labor leader, who sued Paar and NBC after the interview.
His most celebrated and revealing fracas involved his own bosses, after Paar told a story on air about a British woman traveling abroad. (water closet), advised the woman that the “wayside chapel” would be open two days a week with standingroom crowds. When the censors deleted the segment without notifying Paar, he tearfully took his leave the next night midshow and stayed away for nearly a month. “There must be a nike cr7 cleats better way of making a living than this, he told his audience.
He christened his return with a classic opener: “As I was saying, before I was interrupted,
The episode suggested a fundamental diffidence about his career, an approachavoidance response to a medium that both fostered and exploited intimacy. And it may have been that very divide in him that viewers found so fascinating and attractive. “I’m complicated, sentimental, lovable, honest, loyal, decent, generous, likable and lonely, Paar once said. “My personality is not split. It’s shredded,
Paar’s method and demeanor wasn’t for everyone, writing in the, took Paar to task for his “unacceptably sullen, tired and arrogant tone, Chronicle TV critic called Paar a “nocturnal blabbermouth” and “chest clutcher,
Jack Harold Paar was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1918. He quit school at 16 to work as a radio disc jockey. At 20, he announced Cleveland Symphony concerts for that city’s CBS radio affiliate.
As a member of the stationed nike magista for sale in the South Pacific, Paar entertained troops with impersonations and other comic bits during World War II. He returned to radio after the war, appearing on “The ” and “The $64 Question, He worked as a summer replacement for, a comic influence, and had his own radio show, “The Jack Paar Show, on NBC. A 1947 magazine poll touted him as “the most promising star of tomorrow,
After ending his “Tonight Show” run in March 1962, Paar returned that fall with “The Jack Paar Show, a primetime Friday night variety series. made their American TV debut on the show in 1964, a month before their more celebrated “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance. The performance was offset by Paar’s judgment that the group represented the downfall of British civilization. Nixon stopped by after losing in the California governor’s race and played the piano. Paar officially called it quits, in a much publicized early retirement, in 1965. He was 47.
Only sporadic return engagements remained. He hosted “Jack Paar Tonight” in 1973 and “Jack Paar Comes Home” in ’86. Paar traveled and managed a television station in Maine. He suffered a heart attack in 1989 and a stroke in 2003 nike cr7 cleats.