Similar to the series The Millionaire, as well as The Love Boat/Fantasy Island. Like The Millionaire, Edd Byrnes would present the winnings to the person who'd won the sweepstakes, and the ... See full summary »
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Similar to the series The Millionaire, as well as The Love Boat/Fantasy Island. Like The Millionaire, Edd Byrnes would present the winnings to the person who'd won the sweepstakes, and the episode follows his or her adventures - good or bad. The guest star cast for the series was similar to The Love Boat/Fantasy Island, with different celebrities each week being the featured sweepstake winner. Written by U.N. Owen

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sweepstakes | lottery | 1970s | See All (3) »

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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Sweepstakes  »

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Sweepstakes (Don't Be Afraid To Dream)
Written by Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
Performed by Ron Dante
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Theme Was the Best
19 January 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I agree with TGLO1 - but I was 14 - and this show was a fun memory at a time when networks were also programming "Supertrain" and "Hello, Larry". The theme song written by Charles Fox was what made it for me, along with guest actors similar to The Love Boat (TV stars with series currently on the air and movie actors past their prime). When composer Fox was recently on TV Confidential, I asked host Ed Robertson to play the theme, but alas: no luck - I hadn't heard it in 35 years until I discovered The 2 min. opening titles on YouTube as "sweepstakes theme". As a note, the singer for the theme is well-known lounge act Ron Dante, and Fox himself is one of the most prolific composers of catchy TV tunes, including "The Love Boat", "Wonder Woman", "Happy Days", and "Laverne & Shirley". Only Alan Thicke can claim more cheesy lyrics (I'll let you figure out his credits).


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