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  • Donahue (1967–1995)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Talk-Show
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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Phil Donahue
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Sammy Davis Jr.
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Dolly Parton
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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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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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Margaret Hamilton
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Natalie Wood
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Robert Wagner
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William Holden
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Shirley Temple
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James Caan
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Debbie Reynolds
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Omar Sharif
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Richard Pryor
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Cicely Tyson
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Farrah Fawcett
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Gene Wilder
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Kris Kristofferson
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Dom DeLuise
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Bette Midler
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Marga Aulbach
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Bruce Boxleitner
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Nina Hartley
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Jeanna Fine
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Bud Lee
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Neil Simon
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Elizabeth Taylor
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Perry Corvese
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Sally Field
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Olympia Dukakis
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Robin Williams
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Ted Danson
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Kirstie Alley
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Whoopi Goldberg
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Billy Crystal
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Warren Beatty
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Craig T. Nelson
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Kelly Bishop
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Larry King
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Robert LuPone
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Priscilla Lopez
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Mike Ditka
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Donna McKechnie
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Ron Kuhlman
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Trish Garland
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Nancy Lane
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Pamela Blair
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Kay Cole
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Clive Clerk
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Arthur Ashe
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Baayork Lee
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Sammy Williams
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Thommie Walsh
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Wayne Cilento
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Michael Serrecchia
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Don Percassi
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Ron Dennis
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Michel Stuart
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Rick Mason
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Liza Minnelli
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Jamie Lee Curtis
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Janet Leigh
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Benjamin Dover
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David Joyner
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Marilyn Manson
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6.2 / 10 | 360 votes