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Release Date:
4 March 1980 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 25)
John Aylesworth ... Himself - Announcer (11 episodes, 1980)

Dick Clark ... Himself - Host (11 episodes, 1980)

Denise McKenna ... Water Ballet Swimmer (11 episodes, 1980)
Tina Roark ... 1980 Opening montage Showgirl (11 episodes, 1980)
Donna Lynn Adrian ... Synchronized Swimmer (10 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Steve Binder (1 episode, 1980)

Tony Charmoli (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Axlerod (11 episodes, 1980)
George Arthur Bloom (11 episodes, 1980)
Stan Burns (11 episodes, 1980)
Ted Lang (11 episodes, 1980)

Gary Jacobs (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Nick Vanoff .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Ken Denisoff (1 episode, 1980)
Kevin Muldoon (1 episode, 1980)
Andy Zall (1 episode, 1980)
Series Production Design by
Brian Bartholomew (1 episode, 1980)
Bob Keene (1 episode, 1980)
Series Set Decoration by
Tom Bugenhagen (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume Design by
Pete Menefee (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Department
Keaton S. Walker .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1980)

Jim Fox .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound recordist (11 episodes, 1980)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Klages .... lighting director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sanford Slepak .... costumer (11 episodes, 1980)
Series Editorial Department
Tom Faigh .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 1980)
Series Music Department
Joseph Lipman .... music arranger (1 episode, 1980)
Angela Morley .... music arranger (1 episode, 1980)
Peter T. Myers .... music arranger (1 episode, 1980)
Nick Perito .... musical director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Other crew
Robert Iscove .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
David Winters .... choreographer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

60 min
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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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