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'Tonight Show' regular David Brenner dies at 78

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Comedian David Brenner, a regular guest and fill-in host on "The Tonight Show" during the Johnny Carson era, died in New York from cancer, Saturday, March 15, at the age of 78.

Brenner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and served in the army before attending Temple University, majoring in mass communication.

Biography information about Brenner indicates that he was Carson's most frequent guests, appearing 158 times.

Stand up wasn't his only talent. He was an actor, filmmaker and the author of five books.



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