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Donahue (1967–1995)

TV Series | 60 min | Talk-Show

The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts, but he soon started pushing the envelope by ...See moreThe precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts, but he soon started pushing the envelope by discussing health and social topics previously considered taboo. Eventually, the popularity of this approach proved to be his downfall, as he was soon competing with host such as Jerry Springer, Sally Jesse Raphael and Geraldo Rivera, who were willing to stoop to new depths in search of sensational topics. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Updated Nov 6, 1967

Release date (First episode)
Nov 6, 1967 (United Kingdom)

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261 cast members
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Phil Donahue
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Sammy Davis Jr.
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David Duke
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Bob Braun
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Albert Capraro
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Joan Rivers
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Seka
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Sylvester Stallone
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Audrey Hepburn
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Frank Collin
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Arye Rubinstein
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Kenneth Chafin
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Ted Weiss
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Paul Pressler
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Dana Ashbrook
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Sheryl Lee
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Peggy Lipton
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Johnny Carson
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Lucille Ball
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Gloria Swanson
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William Holden
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Lassie
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Shirley Temple
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Robert Wagner
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Natalie Wood
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James Caan
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Richard Pryor
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Debbie Reynolds
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Omar Sharif
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Cicely Tyson
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Dom DeLuise
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Gene Wilder
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Jeanna Fine
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Elizabeth Taylor
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Kelly Bishop
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Clive Clerk
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Baayork Lee
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Don Percassi
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6.3 / 10 | 273 votes