Johnny Carson Dances With Ginger Rogers In Clip From The Tonight Show

Johnny Carson Dances With Ginger Rogers In Clip From The Tonight Show

Enjoy this throwback clip from The Tonight Show as Johnny Carson shares a dance with Ginger Rogers.


For decades, Johnny Carson was the beloved television host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Some of the most memorable celebrity interviews can be traced back to this iconic show.

There are so many nostalgic moments from this long-standing show, but I don’t think it gets much better than this classic clip. As the show starts, Johnny Carson begins to introduce his guest, legendary actress, singer, and dancer Ginger Rogers. “Every time I think of Ginger Rogers, I always immediately picture Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire. Although she’s made many pictures where she didn’t dance, she’s probably one of the reasons why the word ‘glamour’ was used in Hollywood.”

Then, from behind the curtain, Ginger saunters onto the stage in a full-length blue gown. She is truly the picture of perfection and grace.

As Ginger goes to sit down, Johnny jokes that he should’ve asked her to dance. And that was all the invitation that Ginger needed as she convinces the host to step away from the desk and onto the makeshift dance floor.

For a few brief moments, they twirl around in front of the cheering audience. Then, Johnny pulls out one of his ‘signature’ high-kick moves and ends the routine while simultaneously reaching for his sore muscle.

This is just the mix of humor and nostalgia that I needed to see today. Who else is reminiscing on the good old days right now?