Marriage and children
McMahon married Alyce Ferrill on July 5 1945 while he was serving as a flight instructor in the Marines; the couple had four children: Claudia (b. His 41st and last appearance was in 2008 making him second only to Lewis himself in number of appearances. He was 86 years old.
He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He performed in numerous television commercials most notably for Budweiser. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekickannouncer and second banana on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992.