'Tonight Show' hosts through the years

Comedian and original host of NBC's 'Tonight Show',

Comedian and original host of NBC's 'Tonight Show', Steve Allen died of heart failure October 30, 2000 at his son's Encino, Ca. home according to sources close to the family. Allen was also a song writer and composed more than 4000 tunes. In addition, he wrote 40 books throughout his career. (Credit: AP)

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The hosts of NBC's iconic late-night talk show over the past several decades.

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