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Petula (1970)

In a staggering example of lacking imagination, Petula Clark's third US TV Special was given the exact same name as her first. Unbelievably, a third special also had that exact same title a few years later! Guests: Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, the Everly Brothers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Petula Clark  •  Peggy Lee  •  Dean Martin  •  David Frost

In a staggering example of lacking imagination, Petula Clark's third US TV Special was given the exact same name as her first. Unbelievably, a third special also had that exact same title a few years later! Guests: Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, the Everly Brothers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Petula Clark  •  Peggy Lee  •  Dean Martin  •  David Frost

Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us (1982)

Goldie Hawn and guests use music and other formats to explore issues and problems which concern young people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Barry Manilow

Goldie Hawn and guests use music and other formats to explore issues and problems which concern young people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Barry Manilow

Sheena Easton: Act One (1983)

A variety special starring Sheena Easton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Sheena Easton  •  Johnny Carson  •  Al Jarreau  •  Kenny Rogers

A variety special starring Sheena Easton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Sheena Easton  •  Johnny Carson  •  Al Jarreau  •  Kenny Rogers

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (1977)

In 1977, Bette Midler's first television special premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly. It went on to win Bette her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Special — Comedy-Variety or Music. To make the show palatable to home viewers, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Emmett Kelly  •  Sharon Redd

In 1977, Bette Midler's first television special premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly. It went on to win Bette her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Special — Comedy-Variety or Music. To make the show palatable to home viewers, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Emmett Kelly  •  Sharon Redd

Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments (1973)

A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ray Charles  •  Jack Parnell  •  Martin Erlichman

A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ray Charles  •  Jack Parnell  •  Martin Erlichman

Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (1966)

The second annual TV special thrills from start to finish, with unforgettable performances of signature songs "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady" and "That's Life." Frank is joined by daughter Nancy in a playful duet in this delightful hour of music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Nancy Sinatra

The second annual TV special thrills from start to finish, with unforgettable performances of signature songs "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady" and "That's Life." Frank is joined by daughter Nancy in a playful duet in this delightful hour of music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Nancy Sinatra

Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987)

Julie Andrews joins John Denver, Placido Domingo, and The King's Singers for a Christmas journey through time in the city of Salzburg, Austria. Written and sang with many references to "Sound", the journey takes individuals to the many filming locations and haunts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Plácido Domingo  •  John Denver  •  The King's Singers

Julie Andrews joins John Denver, Placido Domingo, and The King's Singers for a Christmas journey through time in the city of Salzburg, Austria. Written and sang with many references to "Sound", the journey takes individuals to the many filming locations and haunts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Plácido Domingo  •  John Denver  •  The King's Singers

Barbra Streisand: One Voice (1986)

Originally broadcast as an exclusive special on HBO, Barbra Streisand launched her September 6, 1986 concert One Voice, in part, as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War; the event marked the diva's first official live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Barry Gibb  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Robin Williams

Originally broadcast as an exclusive special on HBO, Barbra Streisand launched her September 6, 1986 concert One Voice, in part, as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War; the event marked the diva's first official live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Barry Gibb  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Robin Williams

Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live (1988)

Neil Diamond performing his greatest hits at the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Israelson  •  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Neil Diamond  •  Richard Bennett  •  Vince Charles  •  King Errisson

Neil Diamond performing his greatest hits at the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Israelson  •  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Neil Diamond  •  Richard Bennett  •  Vince Charles  •  King Errisson

Jackie Mason: The World According to Me! (1988)

This is Jackie Mason’s first one-man Broadway show, which played to sold-out standing-room-only crowds for two years and was a phenomenal success on its American and European tours. This show earned Mr. Mason a special Tony award for outstanding theatrical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Jackie Mason

This is Jackie Mason’s first one-man Broadway show, which played to sold-out standing-room-only crowds for two years and was a phenomenal success on its American and European tours. This show earned Mr. Mason a special Tony award for outstanding theatrical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Jackie Mason

Peter Pan (1976)

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Danny Kaye  •  Paula Kelly  •  Virginia McKenna

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Danny Kaye  •  Paula Kelly  •  Virginia McKenna

Color Me Barbra (1966)

Barbra Streisand's second television special, aired in 1966 just after the singer-songwriter had completed a successful Broadway run of hit show 'Funny Girl'. Streisand sings surrounded by animals in a circus dream sequence and wanders the Philadelphia Museum of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand's second television special, aired in 1966 just after the singer-songwriter had completed a successful Broadway run of hit show 'Funny Girl'. Streisand sings surrounded by animals in a circus dream sequence and wanders the Philadelphia Museum of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Elvis in Concert (1977)

Elvis In Concert is a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley. It was Elvis' third and final TV special, following Elvis (aka The '68 Comeback Special) and Aloha From Hawaii. It was filmed during Presley's final tour in the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  James Burton  •  John Wilkinson  •  Jerry Scheff

Elvis In Concert is a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley. It was Elvis' third and final TV special, following Elvis (aka The '68 Comeback Special) and Aloha From Hawaii. It was filmed during Presley's final tour in the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  James Burton  •  John Wilkinson  •  Jerry Scheff

My Name Is Barbra (1965)

Barbra Streisand's first television special, featuring a medley of her hit songs, such as "People," "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "My Man."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion  •  Joe Layton
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand's first television special, featuring a medley of her hit songs, such as "People," "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "My Man."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion  •  Joe Layton
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980)

Mikhail Baryshnikov and his guests perform numbers from over a dozen renowned Broadway musicals including Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Can-Can, The King and I, Cabaret, Where's Charley, Hello Dolly, Ain't Misbehavin', Guys and Dolls, The Boyfriend, Kiss Me Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mikhail Baryshnikov  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Nell Carter  •  Ravah Daley

Mikhail Baryshnikov and his guests perform numbers from over a dozen renowned Broadway musicals including Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Can-Can, The King and I, Cabaret, Where's Charley, Hello Dolly, Ain't Misbehavin', Guys and Dolls, The Boyfriend, Kiss Me Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mikhail Baryshnikov  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Nell Carter  •  Ravah Daley

Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls (1980)

George Burns, Dom DeLuise, Danny De Vito, Dean-Paul Martin and Roger Moore provide arms for A-M to lean on as she impersonates Hollywood stereotypes, from a rejected script girl to an over-the-hill sex symbol. Highlights include Ann-Margret's slowed-down rendition ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  George Burns  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Roger Moore

George Burns, Dom DeLuise, Danny De Vito, Dean-Paul Martin and Roger Moore provide arms for A-M to lean on as she impersonates Hollywood stereotypes, from a rejected script girl to an over-the-hill sex symbol. Highlights include Ann-Margret's slowed-down rendition ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  George Burns  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Roger Moore

Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa (1985)

Andy and the NBC kids search for Santa, starring from Finland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Andy Williams  •  Tempestt Bledsoe  •  Lisa Bonet  •  Mindy Cohn

Andy and the NBC kids search for Santa, starring from Finland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Andy Williams  •  Tempestt Bledsoe  •  Lisa Bonet  •  Mindy Cohn

Neil Diamond: The Christmas Special (1992)

Neil Diamond performs Christmas songs in informal settings, joined by choirs from around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Neil Diamond  •  Vince Charles

Neil Diamond performs Christmas songs in informal settings, joined by choirs from around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Neil Diamond  •  Vince Charles

Singer Presents Burt Bacharach (1971)

On March 14, 1971, SINGER PRESENTS BURT BACHARACH was shown on CBS and featured Barbra Streisand joining the composer at the piano for an intimate conversation about life, love and music, as well as several performances - in addition to appearances by Tom Jones, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Burt Bacharach  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Tom Jones  •  Rudolf Nureyev

On March 14, 1971, SINGER PRESENTS BURT BACHARACH was shown on CBS and featured Barbra Streisand joining the composer at the piano for an intimate conversation about life, love and music, as well as several performances - in addition to appearances by Tom Jones, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Burt Bacharach  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Tom Jones  •  Rudolf Nureyev
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