Johnny Carson was married 4 times
Alexandra Mass (20 June 1987 - 23 January 2005 [his death]) Joanna Holland (30 September 1972 - 1985 [divorced]) Joanne Copeland (17 August 1963 - 1972 [divorced]) Joan Morrill Wolcott (1 October 1949 - 1963 [divorced]) 3 sons
His first wife, Jody Wolcott, was his college sweetheart.
At The Tonight Show's tenth anniversary party in 1972, he announced that he and former model Joanna Holland had been secretly married that afternoon.
The story goes he met his last wife, Alexis Mass, when he saw her strolling along the beach near his Malibu home holding an empty wine glass. He left his house and offered to fill the glass up for her.
Son Richard Wolcott Carson was killed after his car plunged down a steep embankment along a remote coastal road. He had two other sons: Christopher, born in 1950, a golf professional, and Cory, born in 1953, who is a guitarist.
Cory Carson has been an avid musician since picking up the guitar at the age of eleven. From Rock, to Classical, to Jazz, to New Age, from ensemble to soloist. In the past several years, Cory's focus has been playing on nylon string guitar, writing, arranging, and producing from his home studio in the Los Angeles area.He has a CD called Time Trails.
Chris is a golf instructor and lives in Florida.