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Marie (1980 TV Series)
''Marie'' is an American comedy-variety show hosted by and starring singer-actress Marie Osmond that aired on NBC from December 12, 1980 to September 26, 1981 with a total of seven episodes, split across two abbreviated seasons. Overview Fred Silverman, then the President of NBC, had attempted to replicate the success of the 1976–79 variety show ''Donny & Marie (1976 TV series), Donny & Marie'' (which Silverman had commissioned while at American Broadcasting Company, ABC) when he green-lit ''Pink Lady and Jeff'' earlier in 1980. That show proved to be an all-around disaster and was canceled after only five episodes. The Osmonds, The Osmond family was in a lull in their career in 1979 after the cancellation of ''Donny & Marie'', with their 1979 album ''Steppin' Out'' being a commercial failure and star Donny Osmond distancing himself from the family. Marie had starred in an unsold pilot ''Marie (TV pilot), Marie'' With the Osmonds in debt from their investment into ''Donny & Mar ...
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Variety Show
Variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical theatre, musical performances, sketch comedy, magic (illusion), magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. It is normally introduced by a Master of Ceremonies, compère (master of ceremonies) or Television presenter, host. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to radio and then television. Variety shows were a staple of English language television from the late 1940s into the 1980s. While still widespread in some parts of the world, such as in the United Kingdom with the ''Royal Variety Performance'', and South Korea with ''Running Man (TV series), Running Man'', the proliferation of multichannel television and evolving viewer tastes have affected the popularity of variety shows in the United States. Despite this, their influence has still had a major effect on late night television whose late-night talk shows and NBC's variety se ...
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Gavin MacLeod
Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931) is an American actor and Christian activist and author whose career spans six decades. He has also appeared as a guest on several talk, variety, and religious programs. MacLeod's career began in films in 1957. In 1965, he played opposite Peter Mann in '' The Sword of Ali Baba''. He went on to play opposite Anthony Franciosa in ''A Man Called Gannon'' (1968), opposite Christopher George in ''The Thousand Plane Raid'', and opposite Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, and Carroll O'Connor in ''Kelly's Heroes'' (1970). MacLeod achieved continuing television success co-starring opposite Ernest Borgnine on ''McHale's Navy'' (1962–1964) as Joseph "Happy" Haines, and on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' (1970–1977) as Murray Slaughter. He is also starred on American Broadcasting Company, ABC's ''The Love Boat'' (1977–1986), in which he was cast as ship's Captain Merrill Stubing. Early life MacLeod was born in Mount Kisco, New York, ...
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I'm Coming Out
"I'm Coming Out" is a song recorded by American singer Diana Ross Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, she rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown#Major divisions, Motown's m .... It was written by and produced by Chic Chic (; ), meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion. It was originally a French-speaking world, French word. Etymology '':wikt:chic#French, Chic'' is a French-speaking world, French word, established in English language, English ... members Bernard Edwards Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player, singer, songwriter and record producer, known primarily for his work in disco music with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with whom he co-founded Chic (band), Chic. In 201 ... and Nile Rodgers Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American guitarist, singer-s ...
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Jimmy Osmond
James Arthur Osmond (born April 16, 1963) is an American singer, actor, and businessman. He is the youngest member of the sibling musical group the Osmonds. As a solo artist, Osmond has accumulated six RIAA certification, gold records, one RIAA certification, platinum record, and two gold albums. Early life and family Osmond was born in Canoga Park, California, Canoga Park, California, the ninth and youngest child of Olive Osmond, Olive May (née Davis; 1925–2004) and George Osmond, George Virl Osmond (1917–2007). His older siblings are Virl, Tom Osmond, Tom, Alan Osmond, Alan, Wayne Osmond, Wayne, Merrill Osmond, Merrill, Jay Osmond, Jay, Donny Osmond, Donny, and Marie Osmond. He is also the only one of the nine Osmond siblings not to have been born in the family's hometown of Ogden, Utah. Growing up, Osmond was taught by tutors to accommodate his professional life. Jimmy was taught by Mary Osmond, Jimmy's brother Merrill's wife. Career He received his first gold r ...
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Andy Gibb
Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer and songwriter. He was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry Gibb, Barry, Robin Gibb, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Gibb came to international prominence in the late 1970s with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the United States, starting with "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (1977), followed by three other top 20 singles. Gibb's success was brief due to drug addiction and depression. He died five days after his 30th birthday while attempting a comeback. Life and career 1958–1970: Early life and first recordings Andrew Roy Gibb was born on 5 March 1958 at Stretford Memorial Hospital in Stretford, Lancashire. He was the youngest of five children born to Barbara and Hugh Gibb. His mother was of Irish and English descent and his father was of Scottish and English descent. He had four siblings: his sister Lesley Evans, and three brothers, Barry Gibb, Barry and fraternal twins Robin Gibb, Robin and ...
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Commodores
Commodores are an American funk and Soul music, soul band, which were at their peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968, and signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on concert tour, tour. The group's most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer. The band's biggest hit record, hit singles are Sentimental ballad, ballads such as "Easy (Commodores song), Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Nightshift (song), Nightshift"; and funky dance hits which include "Brick House (song), Brick House", "Fancy Dancer", "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", and "Too Hot ta Trot". Commodores were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The band has also won one Grammy Award out of nine nominations. As well the Commodores have sold over 70 million al ...
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Bob Hope
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two Location (geography), places that has been Pavement (material), paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or by some form of wikt:conveyance, conveyance (including a motor vehi ..." musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, List of Academy Awards ceremonies#Multiple ceremonies hosted, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and wrote 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" was his signature tune. Hope was born in the Eltham, London, Eltham dis ...
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Nell Carter
Nell Carter (born Nell Ruth Hardy; September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress. Beginning her career in 1970, Carter started singing in the theater and later crossed over to television. Carter was perhaps best known for her role as Nell Harper on the NBC sitcom '' Gimme a Break!'' which originally aired from 1981 to 1987. Carter received two Emmy and two Golden Globe The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is ... award nominations for her work on the series. Prior to ''Gimme a Break!'', Carter won a Tony Award The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an ...
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