Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974–1977)

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Contestants win money by guessing which members of the celebrity panel answer questions correctly, with payoffs determined by odds set by the studio audience.

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1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974
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Cast

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Jim McKrell ...
 Himself - Host / ... (59 episodes, 1974-1977)
Carol Wayne ...
 Herself (37 episodes, 1974-1977)
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2 contestants (1 a returning champion on the daily network show, 2 new ones each week on the syndicated series) compete. Seated before them in podiums lined up similar to a horse-racetrack "Starting Gate" numbered from "1" to "6" are 6 stars. Host McKrell reads a question and after which the members of the studio audience select the one celebrity they believe will answer correctly. The 2 contestants bet up to the take of $2, $5 & $10 {Later from $1 to $10} (of their bankroll, initially $50) on who they believe will answer correctly. The odds of a celebrity having the correct answer are determined by the audience odds making machines (meaning, the odds for 1 celebrity might be 1:1, while for another it could be 99:1 though the odds were often misleading). Once the bets and odds were revealed, McKrell asked the celebrities for their answers. 1 of the Stars is correct, The Contestants won the money based on their bets and the odds set on the star that he or she had chosen {e.g.: $1 X 1=... Written by Ben Hallums<Benhallums1@aol.com>

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Family | Game-Show

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1 April 1974 (USA)  »

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'Dan Hanks (I)', playing under his birth name of Dan Portley, became the first winner of the "Exacta Round" and the 2nd highest money winner in the history of the show. See more »

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Celebrity Sweepstakes
(1974-1977)
Written by Alan Thicke
Performed by The Stan Worth Orchestra
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