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Johnny Holliday's career was an easy call

Johnny Holliday's career was an easy call

"I want to show you something."

Johnny Holliday is standing in the front hallway of his home in Kensington. His graying hair is parted, as always, perfectly to the left, not a single strand out of place. He grins, flashing his immaculately white upper teeth, and gestures toward the wall.

"I am as proud of this stuff as I am anything in the world," he says.

His voice, a syrupy blend of Johnny Carson and Bob Barker, goes quiet.

Johnny Holliday - John to his friends, Dad to his three adult daughters - has spent a lifetime describing the world as it unfolds in front of him. But in this moment, he is struggling with what he wants to say. It's hard to...