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Battle of the Network Stars was the name of a number of U.S. television specials featuring competitions among teams of popular television performers representing the three major broadcast networks at that time: ABC, CBS, and NBC. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


The ABC specials were first broadcast in November 1976, with subsequent episodes airing approximately every six months until May 1985. It returned to the air for a final show in December 1988. It consisted of a two-hour sequences of physical challenges, which were real and sometimes even aggressively competitive. Sports broadcasting legend Howard Cosell hosted or co-hosted almost all of the specials, and commented on the action with a semi-serious version of the style for which he was famous. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – April 23, 1995 in New York, New York), was a well-known sports journalist on American television. ...


Each team had a captain; they and their fellow teammates were interviewed during the contest, engaging in sometimes earnest and campy discussions about the competition.

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November 1976

Gabe Kaplan at the 1979 World Series of Poker Gabe Kaplan (born March 31, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) is an actor and professional poker player. ... Lynda Carter in a scene from Wonder Woman. ... Farrah Fawcett, promotional poster, late 70s. ... Richard Hatch (born May 21, 1945) is an American actor from Santa Monica, California best known for his role of Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica movie and television series, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. ... Ron Howard on the set of Ransom Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, film director and producer of Dutch, Scottish, English, Irish, German and Cherokee Indian descent. ... Hal Linden (born Harold Lipshitz March 20, 1931) is an American actor and television director, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the television series Barney Miller (1975-1982). ... Penny Marshall (October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... John Schuck (born February 4, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Telly Savalas as Theo Kojak Telly Savalas (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was a Greek-American actor. ... Adrienne Barbeau in the 1970s. ... See also Corporal Walter (Radar) OReilly M*A*S*H (TV series) M*A*S*H (movie) W*A*L*T*E*R External link Gary Burghoff: Legendary actor and intense painter of wildlife Categories: People stubs | 1943 births | Connecticut natives | American actors | United States musicians | Jazz drummers | United... Kevin Dobson is US actor, born March 18, 1943, in Queens, New York. ... Pat Harrington, Jr. ... Bill Macy (born May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Walter Findlay, Bea Arthurs long-suffering husband on the television sitcom Maude. ... Lee Meriwether (born Lee Ann Meriwether on May 27, 1935) in Los Angeles, California, is an actress and also the 1955 Miss America (as Miss Califonia). ... Mackenzie Phillips, as Julie Cooper on One Day at a Time. ... Loretta Swit (born on November 4, 1937 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA) is an actor. ... Jimmie Walker (born June 25, 1947 in the The Bronx, New York) is an American actor. ... Robert Conrad Robert Conrad Robert Conrad (born Konrad Robert Falkowski on March 1, 1935 in Chicago, although some sources believe he was born before 1935) is a director and actor of Polish and Jewish descent. ... Melissa Sue Anderson Melissa Sue Anderson (born September 26, 1962) is an American actress best known as playing Mary Ingalls in the famous television series Little House on the Prairie. ... Karen Grassle (b. ... Tim Matheson, an American actor, was born Tim Matthieson on December 31, 1947, in Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ... Benjamin E. Murphy (March 6, 1942 – present) Murphy is an American actor. ... Barbara Parkins is a television and film actress, born on May 22, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Joanna Pettet was born Joanna Jane Salmon on November 16, 1942 in London, England, although she would later shave off 2 years from her age, giving 1944 as her year of birth. ... Kevin Tighe (born August 13, 1944 in Los Angeles) is an American actor best remembered for his role as Roy DeSoto in the TV series Emergency! (1972-1978). ... Wilson as Lamont on Sanford and Son. ...

February 1977

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge. ... Ron Howard on the set of Ransom Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, film director and producer of Dutch, Scottish, English, Irish, German and Cherokee Indian descent. ... Hal Linden (born Harold Lipshitz March 20, 1931) is an American actor and television director, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the television series Barney Miller (1975-1982). ... Kristy McNichol (born Christina Ann McNichol on September 11, 1962) is an American actress, most known for her role as Letitia Buddy Lawrence on the drama Family, which she played from 1976 to 1980. ... Jaclyn Ellen Smith (born October 26, 1947) is an American television actress. ... Sonny Bono Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Mike Farrell (born February 6, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from 1975 until 1983 on the television series M*A*S*H. More recently, Farrell starred on the television series Providence. ... Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt on Alice. ... Lee Meriwether (born Lee Ann Meriwether on May 27, 1935) in Los Angeles, California, is an actress and also the 1955 Miss America (as Miss Califonia). ... Rob Reiner as a young man Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... Marcia Wallace (born November 1, 1942) is an actress from Creston, Iowa. ... Elizabeth Allan, who usually goes by the name Liz Allan (commonly misspelled, even in the published comics themselves, as Liz Allen), is a fictional comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe, part of the supporting cast of Spider-Man (Peter Parker). ... Carl Franklin (born April 11, 1949 in Richmond, California) is an African-American film director and actor, most noted for Devil in a Blue Dress, which was based on the book by Walter Mosley and starred Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. ... Dan Haggerty was the burly, bearded star of TVs Grizzly Adams. He was born in Hollywood, growing up amidst the Southern California bodybuilding lifestyle. ... Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Jane Seymour was strict and formal compared to her flamboyant predecessor, Anne Boleyn. ...

November 1977

Fred Berry, in iconic suspenders and beret, from the first series in 1978. ... Crystal on Hollywood Squares. ... Victor French (December 4, 1934 _ June 15, 1989) was an American actor. ... Cheryl Ladd (born July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota) is an American actress and singer. ... Kristy McNichol (born Christina Ann McNichol on September 11, 1962) is an American actress, most known for her role as Letitia Buddy Lawrence on the drama Family, which she played from 1976 to 1980. ... Penny Marshall (October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... Suzanne Somers, from the opening credits of Threes Company. ... Parker Stevenson born Richard Stevenson Parker (b. ... Categories: Stub | 1960 births | American actors ... Jamie Farr (born on July 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio), birth name Jameel Joseph Farah, is an American television and film actor of Lebanese Catholic extraction, who is best known for playing the role of Corporal Maxwell Klinger in the 1970s and 80s US television sitcom, M*A*S*H... James Gordon MacArthur was born December 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. ... Lyle Waggoner (born April 13, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American actor best known for his television work in the 1970s. ... Dan Haggerty was the burly, bearded star of TVs Grizzly Adams. He was born in Hollywood, growing up amidst the Southern California bodybuilding lifestyle. ... Elinor Donahue (born April 19, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress. ... patrick duffy on the tv show dallas See also and do not confuse with: Patrick Duffy (UK politician), Patrick Duffy (game developer) Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949 in Townsend, Montana) is an American television actor. ... Lance Kerwin (born 6 November 1960 in Newport Beach, California, USA) is an American actor. ... Donna Mills (born in Chicago, Illinois on December 11, 1942) is an American actress, who first gained prominence as Sister Laura Donnelly on the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing. ... Michelle Phillips circa 2002. ... Larry Wilcox (born August 8, 1947) is a US actor best known for his role as Jon Baker in the NBC police show CHiPS. Categories: Actor stubs | 1947 births | Television actors | M*A*S*H actors ...

May 1978

William Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York) is a U.S. track athlete. ... Debby Boone on the cover of her 2001 collection You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs Debby Boone (b. ... Toni Tennille (born May 8, 1943) is one-half of the 1970s singing group Captain & Tennille. ... Cheryl Tiegs (born September 25, 1947), became one of Americas top fashion models in the late 1960s and maintained this role into the late 80s. ... Tony Randall in 2003 Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American actor. ... Kevin Dobson is US actor, born March 18, 1943, in Queens, New York. ... Mackenzie Phillips, as Julie Cooper on One Day at a Time. ... Victoria Principal, in a still from Dallas. ... Jimmie Walker (born June 25, 1947 in the The Bronx, New York) is an American actor. ... Richard Benjamin (born May 22, 1938 New York City, New York) American actor and film director. ... Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian, from Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress of Jewish descent. ... Arte Johnson (born January 20, 1929), full name Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson, is a comedic actor. ... Lance Kerwin (born 6 November 1960 in Newport Beach, California, USA) is an American actor. ... Steve Landesberg (born 23 November 1945) is an United States actor, comedian and voice actor. ... James Gordon MacArthur was born December 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. ...

November 1978

Frank Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Joyce DeWitt, from the opening credits of Threes Company. ... Maren Jensen was born on September 23, 1957 in Glendale, California. ... Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 - April 16, 2002) was an Emmy-winning actor, best known for playing private investigators on the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985-8) and Vega$ {1978-81). ... Robin Williams performing in Iraq. ... McLean Stevenson as Lt. ... Categories: Stub | 1960 births | American actors ... Lou Ferrigno in the 1978 Incredible Hulk episode, Married Lou Ferrigno (born Louis Jude Ferrigno to an Italian family on November 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a American bodybuilder and actor. ... Letterman at his desk on The Late Show with David Letterman David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American talk show host, comedian, and television producer. ... Tim Reid (born December 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an African American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime time television programs. ... Actress Charlene Tilton was born December 1, 1958 in San Diego, California, USA. She has had a varied career, with many roles, beginning with a small part as Bambi in Freaky Friday. ... William Devane, born on September 5, 1940 in Albany, New York (although some sources indicate he was actually born in 1937) is an American film and television actor. ... Pamela Hensley is an American actress born on October 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. ... William Shatner as Captain Kirk William Shatner (born in Montreal, Quebec, March 22, 1931) is an actor, writer and musical performer. ...

May 1979

Scott Vincent Baio (born September 22, 1961) is an Italian-American actor best known for the roles of Chachi on Happy Days and Charles on Charles in Charge. ... Donna Pescow (born March 24, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actress. ... Jamie Farr (born on July 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio), birth name Jameel Joseph Farah, is an American television and film actor of Lebanese Catholic extraction, who is best known for playing the role of Corporal Maxwell Klinger in the 1970s and 80s US television sitcom, M*A*S*H... Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke Catherine Bach (born March 1, 1954 in Warren, Ohio) is an American actress. ... patrick duffy on the tv show dallas See also and do not confuse with: Patrick Duffy (UK politician), Patrick Duffy (game developer) Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949 in Townsend, Montana) is an American television actor. ... Leif Garrett (born November 8, 1961) is an American singer and actor who for a short time during the 1970s was a teen idol. ... Gary Sandy is best known for his starring role as station manager Andy Travis on the classic TV sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati. ... Todd Bridges Todd A. Bridges (born May 27, 1965 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor. ... Mary Crosby is an American actress, best remembered for her recurring role as Kristin Shepard on the TV Series Dallas from 1979 to 1980. ...

November 1979

Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton July 15, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an actor best known for the roles of Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge, Tommy Bradford on Eight is Enough and the voice of Hank on Dungeons & Dragons, the cartoon. ... Diana Canova (born Diana Rivero on June 1, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American actress. ... Joanna Cassidy in Blade Runner Joanna Cassidy (b. ... Robert Hays (born July 24, 1947 in Bethesda, Maryland), is an American actor, he is best known for his role in the 1980 movie Airplane! and in the 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel as Ted Striker. ... Max Gail (b. ... Kristy McNichol (born Christina Ann McNichol on September 11, 1962) is an American actress, most known for her role as Letitia Buddy Lawrence on the drama Family, which she played from 1976 to 1980. ... Shelley Smith is a Los Angeles-based reporter and correspondent for ESPN. She has covered numerous sports extensively, but is probably best known for her reporting on the Kobe Bryant rape trial in 2003-2004. ... Ed Asner Yitzhak Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas) is a Jewish-American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on Mary Tyler Moore, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Categories: Stub | 1960 births | American actors ... As John Phillips in For Ladies Only Gregory Harrison Television actor, Gregory Harrison was born on May 31, 1950 in Avalon, Catalina Island, California. ... Spencer Karter’s sketch of Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans on Dark Shadows Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans on Dark Shadows. Kathryn Leigh Scott was born Kathryn Kringstad on January 26, 1945 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. ... Judy Norton Taylor is an American actress. ... Jan Smithers on the cover of Newsweek, March 21, 1966 Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American television and film actress. ... Robert Conrad Robert Conrad Robert Conrad (born Konrad Robert Falkowski on March 1, 1935 in Chicago, although some sources believe he was born before 1935) is a director and actor of Polish and Jewish descent. ... Gil Gerard (born January 23, 1943) is an American actor. ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress of Jewish descent. ... Erin Gray as Col. ... Sarah Purcell (born 8 October 1948 in Richmond, Indiana) is a television hostess best known for her work on the reality show Real People and the morning show The Home Show. ...

May 1980

== December 1980 Cathy Lee Crosby (born 2 December 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Kent McCord (born Kent Franklin McWhirter on September 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Chad Everett (born June 11, 1936 in South Bend, Indiana, United States) is an American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and television series but is probably best known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the 1970s television drama Medical Center. ... As John Phillips in For Ladies Only Gregory Harrison Television actor, Gregory Harrison was born on May 31, 1950 in Avalon, Catalina Island, California. ... Sherman Hemsley (born February 1, 1938 in El Paso, Texas) is an American character actor most famous for his roles as George Jefferson on the television shows All in the Family and The Jeffersons and as Deacon Ernest Frye on Amen. ... Joan Van Ark as Gloria Fisher Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1942 in New York, New York) is an actress who is best known for playing Valene (Val) Ewing on the CBS primetime soap operas Dallas (1978-1981) and Knots Landing (a role she originated in a guest appearance... Gil Gerard (born January 23, 1943) is an American actor. ... Karen Grassle (b. ... Sarah Purcell (born 8 October 1948 in Richmond, Indiana) is a television hostess best known for her work on the reality show Real People and the morning show The Home Show. ...


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