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John Stearns (I) (1916–2001)

John Stearns was born on October 13, 1916 in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Make Me Laugh (1958), Mary Kay and Johnny (1947) and The Tonight Show (1953). He was married to Mary Kay Stearns. He died on December 1, 2001 in Newport Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Make Me Laugh Producer
The Tonight Show Producer


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 1947 Mary Kay and Johnny (TV Series) (created by - 299 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1947) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.300 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.299 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.298 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.297 ... (creator)
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 1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer - as Johnny Stearns)
 1958 Make Me Laugh (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Premiere Show - Tony Bennett (1958) ... (producer)
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 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Bald Spot (1950) ... (as Johnny Stearns)
 1947 Kiss of Death
Harris (uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang!
Rev. Gardiner (uncredited)
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 1958 Make Me Laugh (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1947 Mary Kay and Johnny (TV Series)
Self (1947-1950) / Self
- Episode #1.2 (1947) ... Self (1947-1950) (as Johnny Stearns)
- Premiere (1947) ... Self
- Episode #1.300 ... Self (1947-1950) (as Johnny Stearns)
- Episode #1.299 ... Self (1947-1950) (as Johnny Stearns)
- Episode #1.298 ... Self (1947-1950) (as Johnny Stearns)

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Johnny Stearns

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After his sitcom, Mary Kay and Johnny (1947)(which co-starred his wife, Mary Kay Stearns) ended, Stearns went on to become a successful producer, working on a precursor to "The Tonight Show" at WNBC-TV in New York and "The Arthur Murray Dance Party" on NBC. See more »

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