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The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998)

Video series spotlighting memorable moments and roasts hosted by Dean Martin. "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" were periodic specials aired in the 1970s and 1980s, which roasted (or honored) ... See full summary »

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Greg Garrison
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Credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage) (as Muhammed Ali)
Lucille Ball ... Herself - Roastee (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... Himself - Roaster (archive footage)
Foster Brooks ... Himself - Roaster (archive footage)
George Burns ... Himself - Roaster (archive footage)
Ruth Buzzi ... Gladys Ormphby - Roaster (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
Howard Cosell ... Himself - Roaster (archive footage)
Dom DeLuise ... Himself - Roaster (archive footage)
Phyllis Diller ... Herself (archive footage)
Jackie Gleason ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
Bob Hope ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
Michael Landon ... Himself - Roastee (archive footage)
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Video series spotlighting memorable moments and roasts hosted by Dean Martin. "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" were periodic specials aired in the 1970s and 1980s, which roasted (or honored) such stars as Lucille Ball, Muhammad Ali and Johnny Carson; guests then recalled comedic moments they shared. Comedian Rich Little (a regular on the "Roast" specials) served as pitchman for the videos in a series of TV infomercials Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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[referring to Lucille Ball]
Milton Berle: Lucy always relied on slapstick, pratfalls and physical comedy to make people laugh; and that was just on her honeymoon.
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a comedy finishing school
26 December 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

When these homages to the Friars' Club affairs were held, comedians and entertainers were available that had histories going back to the vaudeville circuits. From the creaking-board stages that doubled as movie houses in cities all over the world to the art-deco period of Hollywood to the more-current styles of Dangerfield and Monty Python, from Borscht (sp?) Belt fare to Orson Wellesian commentary, just about every kind of act and talent was represented before Martin's dias. Only Martin could have done it, and only Las Vegas could have handled it.


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