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Jody Morrill Wolcott was the wife of well-known celebrity Johnny Carson. She is renowned for being the wife of this popular man. Let’s learn more about her personal life, family, and more.

Early Life

Jody Morrill Wolcott was born in 1926 into a Caucasian family, in the United States of America. She was born to Robert Allen Wolcott and Julia Minnie Wolcott. She is a Christian believer. She had a sister named Margaret Walker. She spent her childhood with her sister. She is 97 years old as of January 2024. She attended a private school for high school. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Personal Life

Jody Morrill Wolcott married Johnny Carson in 1949 in a quaint ceremony in North Platte, Nebraska. It is because of her marriage to Johnny that took her into the realm of Hollywood. At first their relationship was very smooth. She had three sons with Johnny Carson. They shared many pictures of them with their children and seemed to be living happily. But behind closed doors, the relationship was corrupted by infidelity and volatility on both sides. They ultimately ended in divorce in 1963. There is no information available whether she married again or not.

Husband Johnny Carson

The American television host, comedian, writer and producer Johnny Carson was born on October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa. He was born to Ruth Elizabeth and Homer Lloyd Carson. If we talk about his accomplishments, we will get tired of mentioning them. He also served in the Navy and got the opportunity to take part in World War II. After World War he joined radio and then moved to TV and started the show Tonight from Jack Paar, from 1962 to till 1992. He married four womens but divorced everyone except Alexis Maas which lasted until his death in 2005. Some of his achievements:

  • Johnny was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1978.
  • He received six Primetime Emmy Awards, the Television Academy’s 1980 Governor’s Award.
  • He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.


Surprisingly she gave birth to their three sons consecutively. Her eldest son Christopher (kit) Carson was born in 1951. They welcomed another child named Richard Carson born in 1952, he is called Ricky. Unfortunately, on June 21, 1991, he died in a car accident near Cayucos on Highway 1. It is said that he had been taking photographs when the accident happened. He was a good photographer. The youngest child Cory Carson was born in 1953.

Where Is She Now?

After her divorce with Johnny Carson, she disappeared from social media. She is living a very secluded life away from the limelight. The reason behind this is that she does not have any social media account, so we do not get any information about her present life.


Jody Morrill Wolcott is actually famous because of her ex-husband Johnny Carson. Although she could not continue her marriage well, she was a great mother. She played her role as a mother of three faithfully. We hope wherever she is now she may be happy and healthy and living a peaceful life.