The recently departed and their connections to Las Vegas—and each other


Michael Jackson Briefly lived in Las Vegas, shopped often on the Strip, subject of various rumors about headlining, led media on valleywide chase while facing molestation charges.

Ed McMahon Supported the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City. Co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Telethon for 15 years in Las Vegas. The telethon has featured thousands of performers, including … Michael Jackson.

Farrah Fawcett No Vegas connection, but her poster certainly appeared on many of our staff’s walls. Appeared on the Tonight Show in 1992 with … Ed McMahon.

Fred Travalena Longtime Las Vegas headliner. His impressions included … Michael Jackson. He also appeared on the Tonight Show with … Ed McMahon.

Billy Mays No direct Las Vegas connection, but odds are he had every one of these celebs at least considering buying a Mighty Mendit.


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