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Let's Find Info On Jody Morrill Wolcott - Iconic Late-night Show Host Johnny Carson's First Wife

Published Mon Mar 23 2020 By aisha
Let's Find Info On Jody Morrill Wolcott - Iconic Late-night Show Host Johnny Carson's First Wife

Jody Morrill Wolcott is the first wife of Johnny Carson, an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. The pair is already divorced but they have three children from their married life. 

Want to know more about Jody Morrill Wolcott? Scroll down, for more!

What Is Her Net Worth?

Wolcott has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.

Education- Alma Mater

Well, Wolcott is indeed an educated woman as she was enrolled in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from there.

Ex-Husband- Johnny Carson

Wolcott was married to the Tonight Show host, Johnny Carson in 1948, and had three children from their marriage.

But later, after one and half decades of togetherness, they volatile the marriage and opted for a divorce. 

A picture of Jody Morrill Wolcott with her late ex-husband Johnny Carson.
A picture of Jody Morrill Wolcott with her late ex-husband Johnny Carson.
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Reportedly, both Wolcott and Carson were seeing another person while they were still married, and when they knew about each other's extra affair, they came into mutual understanding and ended their marriage in 1963.  

How Did Her Ex-Husband Die?

The Host of 'The Johnny Carson Show' is sadly no more. In 1999, he had a severe heart attack at his California home while he was asleep at the age of 74. Then after the attack, he went under the quadruple-bypass surgery.

However, that was not the reason behind his death, at the age of 79 in 2005, he died of emphysema which is clinical name for respiratory failure.

Carson was a popular television host was an inspiration to a bunch of big hosts and comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Fallon. Not only they praise him, they thank him for motivating them to launch their careers as a host.

Without, Johnny, the world surely wouldn't have seen Fallons and Lenos for sure.

Gave Birth To Three Sons

Wolcott and Carson gave birth to three sons Cory Carson, Richard Carson, and Christopher Carson from their fifteen years of marriage. 

Christopher is the firstborn son as he was born in 1950. Richard Carson who was called Rick by his loved one is the second son of the pair. 

At his adult age, Richard was into drug and also was arrested for the intake of marijuana but he was bailed after paying $1,000. Sadly, on June 21, 1991, he died in a car accident. 

A picture of Jody Morrill Wolcott son Richard Carson.
A picture of Jody Morrill Wolcott son Richard Carson.
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Cory is Wolcott and Carson's  youngest son, born in 1953. He is a guitarist as well as a musician and has released several songs throughout his journey. 

Jody Morrill Wolcott son Cory Carson with his dad Johnny Carson in his late-night show.
Jody Morrill Wolcott son Cory Carson with his dad Johnny Carson in his late-night show.

Although, he didn't become famous as his television host dad Carson, he once was a guest at his own dad's late-night show as a guitarist, and the father-son duo did made a blast that night.

Reason Behind Her Son Richard's Death

Richard was on a road trip in a Nissan Pathfinder; On the day he died, on June 21, 1991, his car fell over 100 feet down the hill along with Richard and crashed near Cayucos’ community beach.

Then the police that was in charge stated that Richard could have gotten distracted while driving and fell off the cliff. Richard was more into photography and the police stated they also found a camera tripod which was set up right beside his car seat. 

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