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The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) Poster

(1979 TV Special)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Marty Pasetta

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Michael Barrie
Johnny Carson
Hal Goodman
Larry Klein
Buz Kohan
Jim Mulholland
Tony Thomas
Rod Warren

Cast (in credits order)  

Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Néstor Almendros ... Himself - Winner (as Nestor Almendros)
Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Presenter
Warren Beatty ... Himself - Nominee
Robby Benson ... Himself - Presenter
Ray Bolger ... Himself - Presenter
Debby Boone ... Herself - Performer
Yul Brynner ... Himself - Presenter
George Burns ... Himself - Presenter
Ellen Burstyn ... Herself - Nominee
Gary Busey ... Himself - Nominee
Dyan Cannon ... Herself - Nominee & Presenter
Michael Cimino ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Jill Clayburgh ... Herself - Nominee
James Coburn ... Himself - Presenter
Denys N. Coop Denys N. Coop ... Himself - Winner
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself - Presenter
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Performer
Michael Deeley Michael Deeley ... Himself - Winner
Dom DeLuise ... Himself - Presenter
Bruce Dern ... Himself - Nominee
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself - Presenter
Richard Farnsworth ... Himself - Nominee
Mia Farrow ... Herself - Presenter
Roy Field Roy Field ... Himself - Winner
Jane Fonda ... Herself - Winner
George Gaines George Gaines ... Himself - Winner
Robert Gottschalk Robert Gottschalk ... Himself - Academy Award of Merit Recipient
Cary Grant ... Himself - Presenter
Jack Haley ... Himself - Presenter
Jerome Hellman Jerome Hellman ... Himself - Nominee
Audrey Hepburn ... Herself - Presenter
John Hurt ... Himself - Nominee
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Himself - Winner
Leo Jaffe Leo Jaffe ... Himself - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient
Shirley Jones ... Herself - Presenter
Diane Keaton ... Herself - Audience Member
Ruby Keeler ... Herself - Presenter
Margot Kidder ... Herself - Presenter
C. Darin Knight C. Darin Knight ... Himself - Winner
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Presenter
Stefan Kudelski Stefan Kudelski ... Himself - Academy Award of Merit Recipient
Steve Lawrence ... Himself - Performer
Carol Lynley ... Herself - Presenter
Ali MacGraw ... Herself - Presenter
Shirley MacLaine ... Herself - Presenter
Barry Manilow ... Himself - Performer
Dean Martin ... Himself - Presenter
Steve Martin ... Himself - Presenter
Johnny Mathis ... Himself - Performer
Paul Mazursky ... Himself - Nominee
William L. McCaughey William L. McCaughey ... Himself - Winner
Derek Meddings ... Himself - Winner
Penelope Milford ... Herself - Nominee
Giorgio Moroder ... Himself - Winner
Olivia Newton-John ... Herself - Performer
Kim Novak ... Herself - Presenter
Edwin O'Donovan Edwin O'Donovan ... Himself - Winner
Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Nominee & Honorary Award Recipient
Jane Olivor Jane Olivor ... Herself - Performer
Geraldine Page ... Herself - Nominee
Alan Parker ... Himself - Nominee
Gregory Peck ... Himself - Presenter
Zoran Perisic ... Himself - Winner
Valerie Perrine ... Herself - Presenter
Richard Portman ... Himself - Winner
Anthony Powell ... Himself - Winner
Anthony Ray ... Himself - Nominee
Christopher Reeve ... Himself - Presenter
Joe Renzetti Joe Renzetti ... Himself - Winner
Aaron Rochin Aaron Rochin ... Himself - Winner
Ginger Rogers ... Herself - Presenter
Diana Ross ... Herself - Presenter
Telly Savalas ... Himself - Presenter
Ricky Schroder ... Himself - Presenter
Brooke Shields ... Herself - Presenter
Maggie Smith ... Herself - Presenter & Winner
Barry Spikings Barry Spikings ... Himself - Winner
Maureen Stapleton ... Herself - Nominee & Presenter
Meryl Streep ... Herself - Nominee
Donna Summer ... Herself - Performer
Paul Sylbert Paul Sylbert ... Himself - Winner
Jack Valenti ... Himself - Presenter
King Vidor ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Jon Voight ... Himself - Presenter & Winner
Christopher Walken ... Himself - Winner
John Wayne ... Himself - Presenter
Raquel Welch ... Herself - Presenter
Robin Williams ... Himself - Presenter
David L. Wolper ... Himself - Presenter
Natalie Wood ... Herself - Presenter
Peter Zinner Peter Zinner ... Himself - Winner
Armand Assante ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Troy Garity ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Tom Hayden ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Robert Stack ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Grace Stafford ... Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Wagner ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Produced by 

Stu Bernstein ... producer: film portion
Jack Haley Jr. ... executive producer
Eytan Keller ... producer: film portion
Michael B. Seligman ... associate producer

Film Editing by 

Terry M. Pickford
Mike Wenig ... (as Michael L. Wenig)

Art Direction by 

Roy Christopher

Costume Design by 

Ron Talsky

Makeup Department 

Rudy Horvatich ... makeup department head
Cathrine A. Marcotte ... assistant hair stylist
Dale Miller ... key hair stylist

Production Management 

Donald B. Colhour ... unit manager
Hal Danforth ... unit manager
Robert M. Furiga ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Harvey Berger ... co-ordinating associate director (as Harvey W. Berger)
Bob Bowker ... assistant director
Ron Cates ... co-ordinating associate director
Robert Sheldon ... co-ordinating associate director (as Bob Sheldon)
Doug Smart ... associate director

Art Department 

Richard Reynolds ... assistant art director

Sound Department 

Larry Estrin ... audio facilities consultant (as Laurence H. Estrin)
Doug Nelson ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department 

Evan Baker ... camera operator
Ron Brooks ... camera operator
Warren Cress ... camera operator
Jack Denton ... camera operator
Hugh Dilonardo ... senior video (as Hugo Di Lonardo)
Sal Folino ... camera operator
Vaughn Gaddey ... lighting director
Robert Greenseth ... senior video (as Bob Greenseth)
Arch Griffin ... camera operator
Bud Holland ... camera operator
Art LaCombe ... camera operator
Don Langford ... camera operator
Bill McCloud ... camera operator
Mike Michaels ... senior video
Marc Palius ... lighting director
Mayo Partee ... camera operator
Ed Payne ... camera operator
Bill Pope ... camera operator
Steve Schein ... camera operator
Larry Stenman ... camera operator
Carol Wetovich ... camera operator
Blair White ... camera operator

Animation Department 

Virgil Ross ... animator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Ed Smith ... wardrobe

Music Department 

Marty Berman ... music coordinator
Jerry Bilik ... music coordinator
Jack Elliott ... musical director
Joseph Estren ... music librarian
Allyn Ferguson ... musical director
Vic Lewis ... music coordinator
Joe Lopes ... music coordinator

Other crew 

Jay Abramowitz ... production staff
Jessica Berman ... film coordinator
Bob Bleiweiss ... facilities technical director
Eileen Bowser ... curator
Gerry Bucci ... technical director
Ernie Buttelman ... technical director
Carole Costello ... production staff
Bill Daly ... production clerk
Gus Dato ... engineer in charge
Fred Di Aguilar ... technical director: studio
Chris John Fabiasci ... production staff
Bob Gabrielson ... technical manager
Ed Gallagher ... traffic manager
Sandford Gardner ... traffic manager
John Gatenberg ... production coordinator
Karen Gluck ... production staff
Jane Greene ... production assistant
Jack Haley Jr. ... director: tribute to the Museum of Modern Art
Danette Herman ... production coordinator
Lloyd Leipzig ... assistant to the producer
Marcia Lewis ... production executive / production staff
Julian Ludwig ... assistant to the producer
Jim Mancuso ... stage manager
Mick McCullough ... production associate
John McElveney ... production services coordinator
Robert F. Metzler ... business manager
Sharon Nagata ... production assistant
David J. Nash ... production associate
Miriam Nelson ... staged by: Not Even Nominated
Donna Newberry ... production services coordinator
Bob Newman ... production staff
Martin Pasetta ... stage manager
Marge Pinns ... assistant to the producer
Ted Ray ... stage manager
Nat Rosen ... production staff
Linda Schriebman ... creative graphics
Mark Schriebman ... creative graphics
Janet Segal ... assistant to the producer
Arlando Smith ... stage manager
Jim Smith ... stage manager
Herbert D. Stein ... stage manager
Douglass M. Stewart Jr. ... assistant to the producer (as Douglass Stewart)
Sheila Stewart ... stage manager
Mel Stuart ... director: tribute to Laurence Olivier
Tony Thomas ... director: tribute to King Vidor
Ellis Toney ... stage manager
Bob Untiedt ... technical manager
Sol Weisel ... film coordinator

See also

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