Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, says Carson died Friday at her
longtime home in Los Angeles. Rada says she had beenin declining
health and was in hospice care.
Born Joanne Copeland in Los Angeles, she married Johnny Carson in
1963, a year after he began hosting "The Tonight Show."
After their divorce in 1972, she became close to writer Truman Capote.
He kept a writing room at her house, where he died in 1984.
Rada says she will be interred next to Capote at Westwood Cemetery in
Joanne Carson had a second marriage late in her life to Richard Rever
that also ended indivorce.