Dick Clark was the weekly host. In the tradition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" singers, comedians and acrobats performing a wide variety of daredevil acts appeared on the show, which reportedly was broadcast live.

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1980  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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John Aylesworth ...
 Himself - Announcer (11 episodes, 1980)
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 Himself - Host (11 episodes, 1980)
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 Water Ballet Swimmer (11 episodes, 1980)
Tina Roark ...
 1980 Opening montage Showgirl (11 episodes, 1980)
Donna Lynn Adrian ...
 Synchronized Swimmer (10 episodes, 1980)
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A variety/comedy show patterned after the Ed Sullivan Show (from whence came the title "The Big Show"). Humourous skits and singing acts are featured. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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4 March 1980 (USA)  »

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The show began as a highly acclaimed NBC variety series on radio in 1950, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. The radio version followed much the same format at this television version, but was a much greater success, running two years. It was one of the last successful variety shows on radio. See more »

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Featured in Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) See more »

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