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Alexis Maas early life, relationship, parents, career and net worth

Who is Alexis Maas?

If you were born at the golden time of the ’80s or before that, you might know and recognize the popular American television talk host, comedian, and producer named Johnny Carson. Additionally, he hosted a popular tv show known as The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson. So, Johnny had multiple marriages throughout his life, and among his wives, one was Alexis Maas, an American heiress and a socialite. 

Furthermore, whenever Alexis Maas arrives on shows or TV screens, people remember Johnny Carson, the popular talk show host and TV presenter who passed away. Fact because Alexis Mass is a widow of Johnny Carson. 

Now, let’s get into the bio of Alexis Maas and get to know things about her from even closer proximity. Additionally, in our article, we have tried to include all the necessary details about the wife of the late Johnny Carson.

Quick facts on Alexis Maas

Full nameAlexis Maas
BirthdateJuly 15, 1952
Marital statusWidow
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Father’s nameN/A
Mother’s nameN/A
Eye colorGreen
Hair colorBlonde
Sexual orientationStraight
ProfessionSocialite, Stock Broker
Net worth$300 million

Alexis Maas early life and background 

Alexis Mass was born in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Additionally, she holds an American Nationality and further comes from a White ethnicity.

Likewise, speaking about Alexis’s parents and siblings, there is no relative information that can suffice the public’s question because she was not famous previously and just came to the spotlight after her marriage to her husband, Johnny Carson.

Furthermore, Alexis’s habit of keeping everything to herself has made it even harder to gain information about her childhood and educational qualification. Although, various sources suggest that she spent most of her childhood in her hometown Pittsburgh and further completed her schooling there.

Alexis Maas with husband, Johnny Carson

Alexis Maas age, height, weight, and body features

When it comes to celebrity’s personal affairs, fans are curious to know about even the most minor things like height, weight, or body measurements. Fulfilling the reader’s demand, we have provided the information we could acquire.

Alexis Maas was born in this world on July 15, 1952, which makes her practically 69 years old as of 2021. 

Furthermore, speaking of Alexis Mass’s height, she stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches, equivalent to 173 cm. Additionally, she has a decent bodyweight that mirrors her character and reflects on her personality weighing around 61 kg, equivalent to 135 lbs.

Likewise, Alexis looks beautiful and energetic and has maintained her physical figure. And lastly, her horoscope, according to her birth date, is cancer.

 Now, let’s dig into Alexis’s personal life and relationship.

Alexis Maas career, personal life, relationship, controversies

Professional career

Reportedly Alexis Mass worked as a stockbroker employee, and it was her only source of income to live by before her relationship with the infamous Johnny Carson. 

Apart from this, there is mainly no other information about Alexis’s career and her personal life to discuss because of how private and secretive she was. Still, she has gained overwhelming fame and media attraction due to her relationship with Johnny Carson.

Alexis Maas relationship

Speaking of Alexis Maas’s relationship status, she met Johnny Carson for the first time in the 1980s, and after a short time of their encounter, they clicked and started dating.

Days went by, but the public attacked their relationship as they could not accept and treated them negatively because of a massive 26 years of an age difference between them. But all these controversies and protest did not affect their relationship as their relationship grew stronger with time.

Finally, on June 20, 1987, they tied a knot with each other. Alexis Maas was Johnny Carson’s fourth and final wife. Furthermore, the couple shared their wedding vows officiated by Superior Court Judge William P. in Malibu, California.

In their beautiful wedding ceremony, the couple decided to only welcome and invite the family members and close friends.

Alexis and Johnny’s honeymoon became the headlines. The couple reportedly spent over $6.5 million during their vacation in the Mediterranean.

Likewise, the couple had an incredible 18 years of romantic and happy marriage life but didn’t seem to have any children together. They couldn’t stretch their happy marriage life because, on January 23, 2005, Carson passed away due to Emphysema. 

Being devastated by her husband’s death, Mass hasn’t remarried and lives her life as his widow presently.

Alexis Maas and husband, Johnny Carson

Who is Johnny Carson?

John William Carson is an American comedian, producer, writer, and television host born on October 23, 1925. Additionally, Carson was a part of the Navy during World War II before starting his career in radio or TV.

Furthermore, Carson was bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and was even honored with Kennedy Center Honor in 1993. He sadly passed away on January 23, 2005, when he was 79 years old.

Johnny Carson career

Johnny Carson discovered his talent and thought he could entertain and amuse people when he was at his service in the Navy. So after graduating in 1949, he began his career in television and radio just after graduation in 1950.

Likewise, Carson began hosting multiple shows, mainly the names of the famous ones are Carson’s Cellar, To Tell The Truth, Who Do You Trust, and many others. Additionally, he is majorly famous for hosting, The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson, which he denied doing it first but later agreed. 

Some of Carson’s influences include Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Fred Allen, and Groucho Marx. After Carson’s show aired and became famous, it opened scope for Letterman, Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Joan Rivers, and other famous names who are hosting and who hosted tonight’s show in the past.

Johnny Carson marriages

Before  Johnny Carson tied his knot with Alexis Mass, he had already married three women at his early age. All of his previous marriages descriptions are as follows:

First Marriage

At first, on October 1, 1949, Carson married Jody Morrill Wolcott in North Platte. From the very beginning, marriage between the couple was pretty volatile and full of disbelief and distrust, but somehow they managed to continue their marital relationship.

Unable to cope with one another, they filed for divorce in 1959, and their divorce got finalized on May 25, 1963. Additionally, from their 14 years of marital relationship, they produced three children whose names were Cory Carson, Christopher Carson, and Richard Carson.

Second Marriage

On August 17, 1963, Carson married for the second time to Joanne Copeland, a former model, and a television personality. They stayed married together for almost nine years, and in 1972, they got separated. 

In their marital time together, they did not have any children.

Third Marriage

Carson did not stop with his marriage because on September 30, 1972, he married Joanna Holland, a former model, for the third time in his life.

But, the couple couldn’t continue their incompatible relationship for long, and in 1983, they filed for divorce, which finalized in 1985. Additionally, the couple was married for over 13 years and had no children from this relationship.

Johnny Carson retirement and awards

Johnny’s casual approach in communication with his talk show guests makes him a well-loved and iconic host. But, in the year 1992, he retired from his work as a host.

Furthermore, Johnny Carson has earned numerous awards from his career, such as the Six Emmy Awards, Television Academy’s Governor’s Award in 1980, and Peabody Award in 1985. Likewise, in the year 1987, he became the Television Hall of Fame.

Alexis Maas and Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson’s show

The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson, was an American late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson. This show that everyone loved aired on the NBC network from October 1, 1962, to May 22, 1992. 

Additionally, The Tonight Show mainly aired late-night as the first part of this show got situated in New York City. Likewise, for the next two decades, the location for the show got moved to Burbank, California.

Johnny Carson death cause

Johnny Carson was a heavy smoker, and he even smoked while hosting his show. So, he was purely a smoke-addicted person, which is the main reason for his death. 

Later on, he was diagnosed with respiratory failure from Emphysema. But, unfortunately, he couldn’t beat his fate to survive and passed away on January 23, 2005, from heart failure.

Some rare facts about Johnny Carson

  • Johnny Carson’s charity, the John W. Carson Foundation, is the most significant and biggest of all Hollywood’s charities.
  • Famous comedians and hosts of talk shows like David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, and many others have revealed Jonny Carson to be their heavy influence.
  • The Aristocrat, a movie released in 2005, was dedicated to the late comedian Johnny Carson.


There haven’t been many controversies over Alexis except when she married Johnny Carson. There were talks about the age gap between the couple, but they married in the end anyways.

Other than that, Alexis tends to remain out of any controversies currently.

Alexis Maas net worth

Alexis Mass never made any breakthrough on her own like her husband. Despite that, Alexis has maintained her net worth of $300million. 

Alexis Mass’s net worth got all her net worth inherited after her husband passed away in 2005.

On the other hand, her husband Carson is a net worth holder of around $300 million. He earned this considerable fortune from various careers such as television host, producer, writer, and comedian.

Reportedly, Carson donated $156 million to Carson’s foundation, “Johnny Carson Foundation,” in her retired husband’s memory. But, before Carson’s death, both were enjoying a very lavish lifestyle together.

Alexis Maas social media involvement

There are no particular social media profiles of Alexis Maas, but various social media handles represent her late husband. 

The official page links to Carson’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wikipedia, and IMDB are as follows: