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The Big Show (1980– )

TV Series | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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.
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Updated Mar 4, 1980

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Mar 4, 1980 (United States)

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79 cast members
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John Aylesworth
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Dick Clark
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Denise McKenna
Water Ballet Swimmer Water Ballet Swimmer   See fewer
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Tina Roark
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Donna Lynn Adrian
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10
Steve Allen
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Nell Carter
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Debby Boone
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Sid Caesar
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David Copperfield
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Toller Cranston
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Peggy Fleming
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Gallagher
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Dorothy Hamill
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Sarah Purcell
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Mel Tillis
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Loni Anderson
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Count Basie
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Ken Berry
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Victor Borge
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John Byner
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Imogene Coca
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Gary Coleman
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Plácido Domingo
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Barbara Eden
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Georgia Engel
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Lola Falana
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Jamie Farr
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Cynthia Gregory
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Mariette Hartley
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Tim Hauser
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Sherman Hemsley
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Gene Kelly
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Murray Langston
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Steve Lawrence
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Gavin MacLeod
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Dean Martin
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Steve Martin
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Laurel Masse
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Sherrill Milnes
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John Monteith
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Joe Namath
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Donald O'Connor
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Marie Osmond
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Buck Owens
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Bert Parks
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Alan Paul
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Juliet Prowse
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Tony Randall
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Don Rickles
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Bruce Schwartz
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Ken Shelley
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Robert Shields
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Janis Siegel
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JoJo Starbuck
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Skip Stephenson
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Loretta Swit
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Tanya Tucker
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Sylvie Vartan
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Hervé Villechaize
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Nancy Walker
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Dionne Warwick
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Dennis Weaver
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Dottie West
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Betty White
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Flip Wilson
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Joe Baker
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Graham Chapman
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Charlie Hill
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Mimi Kennedy
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Edie McClurg
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Pamela Myers
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Owen Sullivan
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Adolfo Quinones
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Randy Jones
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5.4 / 10 | 15 votes