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Lucille Ball on Circus of the Stars Footage

Lucille Ball

Circus of the Stars

1977-1994

Color Videotape



A precursor to the celebrity-based reality shows of today, Circus Of the Stars was a unique and highly-entertaining program throughout its impressively long broadcast history. From 1977 to 1994, actors, musicians, comedians and famous personalities of all kinds were brought into the big top to undertake extensive training and perform amazing feats of dexterity and daring on these annual specials.

The role of the Ringmaster/Host was filled variously by John Forsythe, Merv Griffin, Downtown Julie Brown, Alan Thicke, Bea Arthur, Martin Mull, Whoopi Goldberg, Leslie Nielsen, Barbara Mandrell, Paul Rodriguez, George Hamilton and Bernadette Peters (the latter pair, incidentally, representing the opposite extremes in sun tanning).

All the glitter, glamour, thrills and spills of the fabulous traveling 3-ring extravaganzas of old are on full display in each of these high-production prime-time spectaculars!

Acts cover the entire range of variety entertainment: magic and illusion, trapeze work, tightrope walking, trick horseback riding, juggling, gymnastic tumbling, flaming motorcycle stunts and circus-themed musical performances like Joey Lawrence singing "I Can't Help Myself" amidst female dancers in tigress costumes.


So, if you've ever longed to see William Shatner put on an exciting demonstration of sword-wielding karate skills, David Soul do some tiger taming, Loni Anderson stroll barefoot down a sidewalk of broken glass, Deidre Hall lead a 10,00 pound elephant through its artful paces or Weird Al Yankovic pull off a truly spectacular sway pole act 55 feet above the Universal Studios pavement - well, this is the show for you!


Performers include: Lucille Ball, Burt Lancaster, Bob Newhart, Jerry Lewis, Joan Rivers, Betty White, Lloyd Bridges, Ed Asner, Joan Rivers, Barbara Eden, Karen Black, Peter Fonda, O.J. Simpson, Lisa Rinna, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Barty, Joey Heatherton, Lynda Carter, Britt Ekland, Abe Vigoda, Lee Meriwether, Jean Stapleton, Wayne Rogers, William Shatner, Carol Channing, Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Hulk Hogan, Valerie Perrine, Claudia Cardinale, Mary Ann Mobley, Rue McClanahan, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Cesar Romero, David Janssen, Sally Kellerman, Brooke Shields, Judy Landers and Vanilla Ice.

Circus of the Stars Television Library includes footage of:

Jerry Lewis Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jerry Lewis

Paul Newman Footage from Circus of the Stars

Paul Newman

William Shatner Footage from Circus of the Stars

William Shatner

Roddy McDowell Footage from Circus of the Stars

Roddy McDowell

Elisabeth Moss Footage from Circus of the Stars

Elisabeth Moss

Dustin Diamond Footage from Circus of the Stars

Dustin Diamond

Vanilla Ice Footage from Circus of the Stars

Vanilla Ice

Bronson Pinchot Footage from Circus of the Stars

Bronson Pinchot

Scott Baio Footage from Circus of the Stars

Scott Baio

Will Smith Footage from Circus of the Stars

Will Smith

Mario Lopez Footage from Circus of the Stars

Mario Lopez

Alan Thicke Footage from Circus of the Stars

Alan Thicke

John Travolta Footage from Circus of the Stars

John Travolta

Bette Davis Footage from Circus of the Stars

Bette Davis

Dick Clark Footage from Circus of the Stars

Dick Clark

Ted Knight Footage from Circus of the Stars

Ted Knight

Alfonso Ribeiro Footage from Circus of the Stars

Alfonso Ribeiro

Sinbad Footage from Circus of the Stars

Sinbad

Alex Karras Footage from Circus of the Stars

Alex Karras

Joey Lawrence Footage from Circus of the Stars

Joey Lawrence

Calvert DeForest Footage from Circus of the Stars

Calvert DeForest

Malcolm Jamal Warner Footage from Circus of the Stars

Malcolm Jamal Warner

Brian Austin Green Footage from Circus of the Stars

Brian Austin Green

Jay R. Ferguson Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jay R. Ferguson

Richard Simmons Footage from Circus of the Stars

Richard Simmons

Jerry Van Dyke Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jerry Van Dyke

Judy Tenuta Footage from Circus of the Stars

Judy Tenuta

Weird Al Yankovich Footage from Circus of the Stars

Weird Al Yankovich

Hulk Hogan and Adam Curry Footage from Circus of the Stars

Hulk Hogan and Adam Curry

En Vogue Footage from Circus of the Stars

En Vogue

Michelle Thomas Footage from Circus of the Stars

Michelle Thomas

Candace Cameron Footage from Circus of the Stars

Candace Cameron

Linda Blair Footage from Circus of the Stars

Linda Blair

Martin Mull Footage from Circus of the Stars

Martin Mull

Paul Rodriguez Footage from Circus of the Stars

Paul Rodriguez

Jay Thomas Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jay Thomas

Harry Anderson Footage from Circus of the Stars

Harry Anderson

Alice Ghostley Footage from Circus of the Stars

Alice Ghostley

Gabrielle Carteris Footage from Circus of the Stars

Gabrielle Carteris

Zachery Ty Bryan Footage from Circus of the Stars

Zachery Ty Bryan

Shawn Harrison Footage from Circus of the Stars

Shawn Harrison

Carol Channing Footage from Circus of the Stars

Carol Channing

Emmanuel Lewis Footage from Circus of the Stars

Emmanuel Lewis

Ricky Schroeder Footage from Circus of the Stars

Ricky Schroeder

Cathy Rigby Footage from Circus of the Stars

Cathy Rigby

Mickey Rooney Footage from Circus of the Stars

Mickey Rooney

Didi Conn Footage from Circus of the Stars

Didi Conn

Missy Gold Footage from Circus of the Stars

Missy Gold

Adam Rich Footage from Circus of the Stars

Adam Rich

Herve Villachaise Footage from Circus of the Stars

Herve Villachaise

Anita Morris Footage from Circus of the Stars

Anita Morris

Delta Burke Footage from Circus of the Stars

Delta Burke

Jean Marsh Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jean Marsh

David Nelson Footage from Circus of the Stars

David Nelson

Peter Scolari Footage from Circus of the Stars

Peter Scolari

Montel Williams Footage from Circus of the Stars

Montel Williams

Liza Minelli Footage from Circus of the Stars

Liza Minelli

Sammy Davis Jr Footage from Circus of the Stars

Sammy Davis Jr

Robert Culp Footage from Circus of the Stars

Robert Culp

Beverly D'Angelo Footage from Circus of the Stars

Beverly D'Angelo

Pia Zadora Footage from Circus of the Stars

Pia Zadora

Lynn Redgrave Footage from Circus of the Stars

Lynn Redgrave

Tim Conway Footage from Circus of the Stars

Tim Conway

Tony Randall Footage from Circus of the Stars

Tony Randall

Tracy Scoggins Footage from Circus of the Stars

Tracy Scoggins

George Segal Footage from Circus of the Stars

George Segal

Jamie Farr Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jamie Farr

Darryl Bell Footage from Circus of the Stars

Darryl Bell

Dana Plato Footage from Circus of the Stars

Dana Plato

Todd Bridges Footage from Circus of the Stars

Todd Bridges

Marla Gibbs Footage from Circus of the Stars

Marla Gibbs

Jean Stapleton Footage from Circus of the Stars

Jean Stapleton

David Leisure Footage from Circus of the Stars

David Leisure

Lauren Bacall Footage from Circus of the Stars

Lauren Bacall

Marsha Warfield Footage from Circus of the Stars

Marsha Warfield

Bea Arthur Footage from Circus of the Stars

Bea Arthur

O.J. Simpson Footage from Circus of the Stars

O.J. Simpson

Louie Anderson Footage from Circus of the Stars

Louie Anderson

Brooke Shields Footage from Circus of the Stars

Brooke Shields

Christopher Hewett Footage from Circus of the Stars

Christopher Hewett

Stacey Keach Footage from Circus of the Stars

Stacey Keach

Bob Newhart Footage from Circus of the Stars

Bob Newhart

Fred Willard Footage from Circus of the Stars

Fred Willard

Ed Asner Footage from Circus of the Stars

Ed Asner

Pat Morita Footage from Circus of the Stars

Pat Morita

Betty White Footage from Circus of the Stars

Betty White

Michael York Footage from Circus of the Stars

Michael York

Telly Savalas Footage from Circus of the Stars

Telly Savalas

Cindy Williams Footage from Circus of the Stars

Cindy Williams

Merv Griffin Footage from Circus of the Stars

Merv Griffin

Mackenzie Phillips Footage from Circus of the Stars

Mackenzie Phillips

Elke Sommer Footage from Circus of the Stars

Elke Sommer

Bernadette Peters Footage from Circus of the Stars

Bernadette Peters

Lloyd Bridges Footage from Circus of the Stars

Lloyd Bridges

Wayne Rogers Footage from Circus of the Stars

Wayne Rogers

Elliot Gould Footage from Circus of the Stars

Elliot Gould

Barbi Benton Footage from Circus of the Stars

Barbi Benton

Charlene Tilton Footage from Circus of the Stars

Charlene Tilton

Marjoe Gortner Footage from Circus of the Stars

Marjoe Gortner

Gil Gerard Footage from Circus of the Stars

Gil Gerard

Sally Kellerman Footage from Circus of the Stars

Sally Kellerman

Pat Harrington Footage from Circus of the Stars

Pat Harrington

Nell Carter Footage from Circus of the Stars

Nell Carter

Reginald VelJohnson Footage from Circus of the Stars

Reginald VelJohnson

Phyllis Diller Footage from Circus of the Stars

Phyllis Diller

Florence Henderson Footage from Circus of the Stars

Florence Henderson

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Guests Include:

  • Dick Clark
  • Dana Plato
  • Liza Minelli
  • Elliot Gould
  • Bob Newhart
  • Lauren Bacall
  • William Shatner
  • John Travolta
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Merv Griffin
  • Paul Newman
  • Florence Henderson
  • Roddy McDowell
  • Nell Carter
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Pat Harrington
  • Sally Kellerman
  • MacKenzie Phillips
  • Todd Bridges
  • Gil Gerard
  • Marjoe Gortner
  • Wayne Rogers
  • Barbi Benton
  • Lloyd Bridges
  • Brooke Shields
  • Charlene Tilton
  • Sammy Davis Jr
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Elke Sommer
  • Bette Davis
  • Cindy Williams
  • Telly Savalas
  • Michael York
  • Betty White
  • Pat Morita
  • Ed Asner
  • Jean Stapleton
  • Fred Willard
  • Stacy Keach
  • Christopher Hewett
  • Louie Anderson
  • Bea Arthur
  • Marsha Warfield
  • Marla Gibbs
  • Ted Knight
  • Jamie Farr
  • George Segal
  • Ricky Shroeder
  • Tracy Scoggins
  • Tony Randall
  • Emmanuel Lewis
  • Tim Conway
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Pia Zadora
  • Herve Villachaise
  • Beverly D'Angelo
  • Robert Culp
  • Scott Baio
  • Montel Williams
  • Adam Rich
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Peter Scolari
  • David Nelson
  • Martin Mull
  • Carol Channing
  • Bronson Pinchot
  • Brian Austin Green
  • Weird Al Yankovich
  • Judy Tenuta
  • En Vogue
  • Will Smith
  • Harry Anderson
  • Jay Thomas
  • Paul Rodriguez
  • Richard Simmons
  • Linda Blair
  • Alan Thicke
  • Candace Cameron
  • Mario Lopez
  • Dustin Diamond
  • Alfonso Ribiero
  • Michelle Thomas
  • Malcolm Jamal Warner
  • Larry "Bud" Melman
  • Joey Lawrence
  • Alex Karras
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Reginald VanJohnson