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1969-1974: Richard M. Nixon
1974-1977: Gerald Ford
1977-1981: Jimmy Carter

Jacques Cousteau
Euell Gibbons

names in the news
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year
Anita Bryant
Gloria Steinem
Alex Haley

pop culture
Andy Warhol
Bianca Jagger
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Evel Knievel
Irene Hughes

leading ladies

Goldie Hawn
Sally Field
Ali MacGraw
Katherine Ross
Madeline Kahn
Sissy Spacek
Faye Dunaway
Mia Farrow
Dyan Cannon
Marsha Mason
Diane Keaton
Karen Black
Cicely Tyson
Teri Garr

Bruce Lee

leading men

Bruce Lee
Christopher Reeve
Gene Wilder
Burt Reynolds
Walter Matthau
Tim Curry
Clint Eastwood
Jack Nicholson
Robert Redford
Peter Sellers
Ryan O'Neal
Dustin Hoffman
Richard Dreyfus
Woody Allen
Gene Hackman
Warren Beatty
Steve McQueen
Al Pacino

young people

Maureen McCormick
Barry Williams
Johnny Whitaker
Jodie Foster
Valerie Bertinelli
Linda Blair
Jack Wild
Robbie Rist
Melissa Sue Anderson
Tatum O'Neal
Brooke Shields
Kristy McNichol
Melissa Gilbert
Jimmy McNichol
Danny Bonaduce
Rodney Allen Rippy
Pamelyn Ferdin
Kim Richards

Johnny Whitaker & Jodie Foster

ladies of television

Vicki Lawrence
Pam Dawber
Angie Dickinson
Mary Tyler Moore
Carol Burnett
Joyce Bulifant
Betty White
Sally Struthers
Jan Smithers
Cindy Williams
Valerie Harper
Penny Marshall
Shirley Jones
Karen Valentine
Georgia Engel
Bea Arthur
Jean Stapleton
Juliet Mills
Marcia Wallace
Debralee Scott
Billie Hayes

tv hosts & reporters

Barbara Walters
Peter Marshall
Gene Rayburn
Chuck Barris
Allen Ludden
Johnny Carson
Dick Cavett
Mike Douglas
Tom Snyder
Dick Clark
David Frost

Henry Winkler

men of television

Abe Vigoda
Pat Harrington
Bert Convy
Henry Winkler
Robert Hegyes
McLean Stevenson
Ed Asner
Carroll O'Connor
Max Gail
Tony Randall
Buddy Ebsen
Jack Klugman
Alan Alda
Peter Falk
James Garner
Michael Landon
Richard Thomas
Gary Sandy
Randolph Mantooth
Richard Hatch
Gary Burghoff
Jim Henson

tv funny men
Tim Conway
Harvey Korman
Paul Lynde
Dick Van Dyke
Charles Nelson Reilly
Bob Newhart

teen idols
John Travolta
David Cassidy
Leif Garrett
Shaun Cassidy
Mark Hamill
Bobby Sherman
Andy & David Williams
Donny Osmond

Blast From The Past: Teen Idols
Feelin' Groovy: Singing Teen Idols

--David & Shaun Cassidy

---Donny Osmond

Farrah Fawcett

Raquel Welch

foxy ladies
Farrah Fawcett
Karen Lynn Gorney
Bo Derek
Teresa Graves
Loni Anderson
Cheryl Tiegs
Raquel Welch
Suzanne Somers
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders
Barbi Benton
Beverly Johnson
Susan Anton
Lauren Hutton
Lynda Carter
P.J. Soles

song & dance
Liza Minnelli
Sandy Duncan
Joey Heatherton
Sha Na Na
Lola Falana
Leslie Uggams
Bernadette Peters
Sammy Davis Jr.
Bing Crosby
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
The Young Americans
Debbie Reynolds
Wayne Newton

the music biz
Paul Williams
Marvin Hamlisch
Burt Bacharach
John Williams
Doc Severinsen

radio & records
Visit my Recording Artists page for the stars of radio and records.

Visit my Music page for Top 40 radio DJs.

the theater
Stephanie Mills
Andrea McArdle
Neil Simon
Bob Fosse
Ben Vereen
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Stephen Sondheim
Elaine Stritch

the king-----

Elvis Presley's career in the 1970s centered around his performances in Las Vegas. The music scene was passing him by, and the overweight, jump-suited Elvis of the disco decade bore little resemblance to the sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s.

In August 1977, his lifestyle got the better of him, and he passed away at the age of 42.

Elvis: The Vegas Years
Elvis Presley News
Elvis Presley's Death

what's so funny?

Rich Little did a mean President Nixon...
"My fellow Americans, I am not a crook..."

Andy Kaufman
Rich Little
George Carlin
Lily Tomlin
Steve Martin
Bill Murray
Foster Brooks
Shields & Yarnell
Charlie Callas
Flip Wilson
Bill Cosby
Freddie Prinze
Cheech & Chong
Rod Hull & His Emu
Dom DeLuise
Don Rickles
Dan Aykroyd
The Unknown Comic

Murray Langston, the
Unknown Comic

Jonathan Winters
John Belushi
Richard Pryor
Nipsey Russell
Rip Taylor
John Byner
Father Guido Sarducci
Not Ready For Prime Time Players
Robin Williams
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
Firesign Theater
Redd Foxx
Phyllis Diller

Andy Kaufman


sports stars
Muhammad Ali
Nadia Comaneci
Dorothy Hamill
Mark Spitz
Billie Jean King
Joe Namath
Reggie Jackson
Pete Rose
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Jimmy Connors
Edwin Moses
Eric Heiden
Chris Evert
O. J. Simpson
Wilt Chamberlain
Tracy Austin
Olga Korbut
Bruce Jenner

Mark Spitz

other sports celebrities
The San Diego Chicken
Howard Cosell
The Harlem Globetrotters
Vinko Bogataj: The Agony Of Defeat

sports tidbits
*In 1973, the biggest Battle Of The Sexes took place on the tennis court. In September of that year, 29-year-old tennis champ Billie Jean King answered a challenge from 55-year-old ex-wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs. King's victory amidst all the hoopla and male chauvinist bravado was hailed as a victory for women everywhere.

*In the baseball world, all eyes were on Pete Rose during the summer of 1978, when he came within 12 games of beating Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Rose's 44-game streak still stands as the second-highest in baseball history.

*Reggie Jackson was such a hit in the 1977 World Series that a candy bar was named for him!

*14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was the darling of the 1976 Olympics when she scored the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics history.

*In 1974, The Rumble In The Jungle was one of the most hyped sporting events of the decade. This politically-charged boxing match took place in Zaire, where underdog Muhammad Ali soundly trounced George Foreman.

*Another world-famous boxing match took place in the Philippines in 1975...the pairing of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the Thrilla In Manila. The live telecast of this event was one of the first programs offered by HBO after they converted to satellite distribution.

Pro-Tennis Battle of the Sexes
Pete Rose's Hitting Streak
Nadia's Perfect 10
Rumble In The Jungle
Thrilla In Manila

other pages in this section:

In The News

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