Tuesday, March 8, 2022

This Day in TV History: 'Twas a Night of 100 Stars!

40 years ago tonight, ABC brought viewers the extravaganza Night of 100 Stars, a gala to benefit the Actors Fund and a showcase for singers, dancers, actors, magicians, and Ed Koch. We covered this special as part of our celebration of 100-ish podcast episodes!

If you never saw the special, which had been taped in February for airing on March 8, you might just look at the list of attendees and scoff. "Where is Dick Van Patten?" you might ask. Well, Tom Bosley was there! There was music, comedy, Yep, there was a lot of fashion. Give the producers credit for getting more like 200 stars there without resorting to castmembers from Big Brother, Below Deck, or Banacek. Wait, that last one wasn't a reality show. I am kind of surprised George Peppard wasn't there, though.

Check out that episode we did for more, and who knows, maybe when it gets to that time, we will celebrate our 167th episode with Night of 167 Stars. Or maybe we'll just do Night of 100 Stars II from 1985.

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