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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974-1984)

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 


Comedy / Variety

1 hour

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast is a NBC television special show hosted by entertainer Dean Martin for 54 episodes from October 31, 1974 to December 7, 1984. The roasts began on The Dean Martin Show as a weekly segment, and when that show ended NBC contracted with him to host a monthly program devoted to celebrity roasts.

As The Dean Martin Show:

Ronald Reagan, 9/13/1973
Roasters: Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Mark Spitz, Jack Benny, Jonathan Winters, Nipsey Russell, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles

Hugh Hefner, 9/20/1973
Roasters: Billy Baxter, Howard Cosell, Jackie Gale, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop
Ed McMahon, 9/27/1973
Roasters: Pat Buttram, Jackie Vernon, Dionne Warwick, Steve Landesberg, Charo, Jack Carter

William Conrad, 10/4/1973
Roasters: Phyllis Diller, Nipsey Russell, Petula Clark, Bob Newhart, Jackie Gale

Kirk Douglas, 10/11/1973
Roasters: Ted Knight, Norm Crosby, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber, Rich Little, Lynn Anderson, Jackie Gale, Don Rickles

Bette Davis, 10/18/1973
Roasters: Pat Buttram, Kay Medford, Nipsey Russell, Joyce Haber, Vincent Price, Army Archerd, Barbara Heller, Henry Fonda, Howard Cosell

Barry Goldwater, 10/25/1973
Roasters: William Conrad, Norm Crosby, Steve Landesberg, Carroll O'Connor, William Holden, Mark Russell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Donald Rice, Dan Rowan

Johnny Carson, 11/1/1973
Roasters: George Burns, Truman Capote, Doc Severinsen, Joey Bishop, Ruth Buzzi, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart, Louisa Moritz, Fred DeCordova, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, Dionne Warwick, Rich Little, Barry Goldwater, Bette Davis, Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Redd Foxx, Jack Benny, Joanna Holland

Wilt Chamberlain, 11/8/1973
Roasters: Norm Crosby, Happy Hairston, Audrey Meadows, Ken Berry, Nipsey Russell, Bill Shoemaker, George Kennedy, Jackie Gale

Hubert Humphrey, 11/22/1973
Roasters: Pat Henry, Nipsey Russell, Gene Kelly, Leo Durocher, Mort Sahl, Ted Knight, Mark Russell, Rich Little, Donald Rice, Lowell Weicker, Foster Brooks, Audrey Meadows

Carroll O'Connor, 12/7/1973
Roasters: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Marty Allen, Mike Connors, Elsie Birdwell, Norm Crosby, John Lindsay, Nipsey Russell, Gene Kelly, Joey Bishop, Ward Wood, William Conrad, William Holden, Donald O'Connor, Charles Nelson Reilly, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Barry Goldwater, Cass Elliot, Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, Foster Brooks

Monty Hall, 12/13/1973
Roasters: Bert Parks, Audrey Meadows, Rocky Graziano, Donald O'Connor, Gene Kelly, Birch Bayh, Art Linkletter, Jack Carter

Jack Klugman & Tony Randall, 12/20/1973
Roasters: Mike Connors, Gary Burghoff, Ruth Buzzi, Soupy Sales, Jack Carter, Leonard Barr, Jackie Vernon, Loretta Lynn, Doug Kershaw, Laffit Pincay, Jr.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1/10/1974
Roasters: Donald O'Connor, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sue Cameron, Corbett Monica, Donna Fargo, Lonnie Schorr, Ruth Buzzi, Buddy Hackett, Mel Tillis

Leo Durocher, 1/17/1974
Roasters: Gene Kelly, Maury Wills, Bobby Riggs, Dizzy Dean, Chuck Connors, Alex Karras, Jack Carter, Foster Brooks, Gladys Knight

Truman Capote, 1/24/1974
Roasters: Jean Simmons, Ted Knight, Audrey Meadows, Donald O'Connor, Rich Little, Joseph Wambaugh, Rocky Graziano, Foster Brooks, Anna Moffo, Johnny Russell

Don Rickles, 2/7/1974
Roasters: Joey Bishop, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Casey Kasem, Bob Newhart, Carol Channing, Nipsey Russell, Cliff Robertson, Jack Klugman, Pat Henry, Kirk Douglas, Rich Little, Telly Savalas, Charlie Callas, Foster Brooks, Eugene Cernan

Ralph Nader, 2/14/1974
Roasters: Jack Klugman, James Brolin, Jane Withers, Steve Landesberg, Mort Sahl, Rich Little, Ruth Buzzi, Jackie Gayle, Foster Brooks, Donna Fargo

Jack Benny, 2/21/1974
Roasters: Jimmy Stewart, Joey Bishop, Florence Henderson, George Burns, Norm Crosby, Zubin Mehta, Pearl Bailey, Dick Martin, Mark Spitz, Wayne Newton, Rich Little, Demond Wilson, Jack Carter, Foster Brooks, Gary Burghoff

Redd Foxx, 3/1/1974
Roasters: Demond Wilson, Joey Bishop, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Norm Crosby, Rich Little, Jim Bailey, Jackie Gayle, John Barbour, Slappy White

Bobby Riggs, 3/8/1974
Roasters: Vincent Price, Chuck Connors, Leo Durocher, Alex Karras, Wayne Newton, Lynn Anderson, Don Rice, Jack Carter, Rosemary Casals.

George Washington (portrayed by Jan Leighton, 3/15/1974
Audrey Meadows (as Martha Washington), Dick Martin, Leonard Barr, Steve Lawrence (as Washington's aide-de-camp), Corbett Monica, Nipsey Russell, Euell Gibbons, Henny Youngman, Jack Carter, Foster Brooks (as Washington's press secretary)

Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, 3/22/1974
Roasters: Joey Bishop, Audrey Meadows, Arte Johnson, Richard Dawson, Nipsey Russell, Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Ruth Buzzi, Foster Brooks

Hank Aaron, 3/29/1974
Roasters: Joey Bishop, Eddie Mathews, Audrey Meadows, Lou Rawls, Norm Crosby, Jackie Bavene, Lynn Anderson, Nipsey Russell, Dizzy Dean, Jeannie Rineal, Rodney Allen Rippy, Foster Brooks

Joe Namath, 4/5/1974
Roasters: Don Meredith, Weeb Ewbank, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Dick Butkus, Jim Plunkett, David Janssen, Angie Dickinson, Fulton J. Sheen, Foster Brooks, Charlie Callas, Joey Bishop, Rich Little, Slappy White

As The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast:

Bob Hope, 10/31/1974
Roasters: Flip Wilson, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Foster Brooks, Jimmy Stewart, Milton Berle, Billy Graham, Rich Little, Howard Cosell, Jack Benny, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nipsey Russell, Omar Bradley, Phyllis Diller, Neil Armstrong, Henry Kissinger, Don Rickles, Delores Hope

Telly Savalas, 11/15/1974
Roasters: Phyllis Diller, Howard Cosell, George Kennedy, Dom DeLuise, Peter Graves, Casey Kasem, Shelley Winters, Ernset Borgnine, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Foster Brooks, Richard Roundtree, Robert Stack, Nipsey Russell, Rich Little, Angie Dickinson, Don Rickles

Lucille Ball, 2/7/1975
Roasters: Phyllis Diller, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Gary Morton, Gale Gordon, Totie Fields, Rich Little, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers, Foster Brooks, Nipsey Russell, Jack Benny, Vivian Vance, Don Rickles

Jackie Gleason, 2/27/1975
Roasters: Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Audrey Meadows, Gene Kelly, Nipsey Russell, Sandy Hirt, Sid Caesar, Sheila MacRae, Art Carney, Frank Gorshin, Foster Brooks

Sammy Davis, Jr., 4/24/1975
Roasters: Milton Berle, Wilt Chamberlain, Freddie Prinze, Norm Crosby, Dionne Warwick, Joey Bishop, Nipsey Russell, Phyllis Diller, Jan Murray, Frank Gorshin, Foster Brooks, Don Rickles, Altovise Davis

Michael Landon, 5/15/1975
Roaster: Amanda Blake, Ernest Borgnine, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Diller, Euell Gibbons, Lorne Greene, Guy Marks, Jan Murray, Don Rickles, Cliff Robertson, Victor Sen Yung, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby

Evel Knievel , 11/10/1975
Roasters: Gabe Kaplan, Isabel Sanford, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Berle, William Conrad, Barry Goldwater, Glen Campbell, Georgia Engel, Jackie Cooper, Nipsey Russell, Joyce Brothers, Charlie Callas, Cliff Robertson, McLean Stevenson, Sandy Hirt, Ruth Buzzi, Don Rickles

Valerie Harper , 11/20/1975
Roasters: Rich Little, Isabel Sanford, David Groh, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Jack Albert, Shelley Winters, Milton Berle, Ed Asner, Dick Schaal, Harold Gould, Eva Gabor, Chad Everett, Brenda Morganstein, Nipsey Russell, Georgia Engel, Foster Brooks, Jack Carter, Richard Shahl

Muhammad Ali, 2/19/1976
Roasters: Freddie Prinze, Gabe Kaplan, Red Buttons, Tony Orlando, Wilt Chamberlain, Georgia Engel, Billy Crystal, Floyd Patterson, Howard Cosell, Ruth Buzzi, Gene Kelly, Sherman Hensley, Isabel Sanford, Rocky Graziano, Foster Brooks, Orson Welles, Nipsey Russell

Dean Martin, 2/27/1976
Roasters: Don Rickles (Roastmaster), Orson Welles, Paul Lynde, Joe Namath, Barry Boldwater, Angie Dickinson, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Stewart, Gabe Kaplan, Gene Kelly, Hubert Humphrey, Charlie Callas, John Wayne, Joey Bishop, Rich Little, Ruth Buzzi, Tony Orlando, Georgia Engel, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Howard Cosell, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Bob Hope

Dennis Weaver, 4/27/1976
Roasters: William Conrad, Shelley Winters, Steve Forrest, Red Buttons, Rich Little, Mike Connors, Milburn Stone, Ruth Buzzi, Nipsey Russsell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Georgia Engel, Amanda Blake, Peter Graves, Foster Brooks, Milton Berle

Joe Garagiola, 5/25/1976
Roasters: Red Buttons, Orson Welles, Luis Tiant, Pat Henry, Nipsey Russell, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Norm Crosby, Shirley Jones, Mickey Mantle, Jack Carter, Stan Musial, Maury Wills, Charles O. Finley, Charlie Callas, Jackie Gayle

Redd Foxx, 11/26/1976
Roasters: Demond Wilson, Milton Berle, Isabel Sanford, Isaac Hayes, LaWanda Page, Jimmie Walker, Slappy White, Liz Torres, George Kirby, Norm Crosby, Steve Allen, Joe Garagiola, Nipsey Russell, Don Rickles, Marty Allen, Abe Vigoda

Danny Thomas, 12/15/1976
Roasters: Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Gene Kelly, Jimmie Walker, Red Buttons, Harvey Korman, Charo, Charlie Callas, Ruth Buzzi, Nipsey Russell, Dena Dietrich, Howard Cosell, Jan Murray, Don Knotts, Orson Welles

Angie Dickinson, 2/8/1977
Roasters: Jimmy Stewart, Eve Arden, Earl Holliman, Orson Welles, Joey Bishop, Juliet Prowse, Jimmie Walker, Cindy Williams, Red Buttons, Cathy Rigby, Jackie Mason, Scatman Crothers, LaWanda Page, Ruth Buzzi, Charlie Callas, Foster Brooks, Rex Reed

Gabe Kaplan, 2/21/1977
Roasters: Nipsey Russell, Liz Torres, Billy Crystal, Red Buttons, Charo, Jimmy Walker, Orson Welles, Howard Cosell, Johnny Bench, Ed Bluestone, Alice Ghostley, Joe Garagiola, Charlie Callas, Abe Vigoda, George Kirby, Milton Berle

Ted Knight, 3/2/1977
Roasters: Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Georgia Engel, Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Jimmie Walker, Jack Carter, Harvey Korman, Jackie Wilson, Red Buttons, LaWanda Page, Paul Williams, Foster Brooks, Scatman Crothers, Kelly Monteith, Willy Tyler & Lester, Julie McWhirter, Renée Richards

Peter Marshall, 5/22/1977
Roasters: Joey Bishop, Rose Marie , Red Buttons, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Orson Welles, Rip Taylor, Vincent Price, Karen Valentine, Ed Bluestone, Foster Brooks, Jimmie Walker, Jackie Gayle, Paul Lynde, Jack Carter, Wayland Flowers & Madam

Dan Haggerty, 11/2/1977
Roasters: Denver Pyle, William Conrad, Harry Morgan, Pat Harrington, Roger Miller, Orson Welles, Abe Vigoda, Rich Little, Ruth Buzzi, Red Buttons, Jimmie Walker, Charlie Callas, LaWanda Page, Foster Brooks, Marilyn Michaels, Jackie Gayle, Tom Dreesen

Frank Sinatra, 2/7/1978
Roasters: Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly, Don Rickles, George Burns, Dom DeLuise, Redd Foxx, Jimmy Stewart, Flip Wilson, Telly Savalas, Jonathan Winters, LaWanda Page, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, Ernest Borgnine, Orson Welles, Rich Little, Barbara Marx, Jilly Rizzo, Ruth Buzzi, Peter Falk

Jack Klugman, 3/17/1978
Roasters: Tony Randall, Milton Berle, Katherine Helmond, Dick Martin, Red Buttons, Abbe Lane, Joey Bishop, Phyllis Diller, LaWanda Page, Ruth Buzzi, Robert Guillaume, Kay Medford, Connie Stevens, Foster Brooks, Don Rickles, Joyce Brothers

Jimmy Stewart, 5/10/1978
Roasters: Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Greer Garson, Red Buttons, Barry Goldwater, Henry Fonda, Eddie Albert, Foster Brooks, George Burns, Tony Randall, Don Rickles, Rich Little, Janet Leigh, Milton Berle, Jesse White, Orson Welles, Mickey Rooney, LaWanda Page, Ruth Buzzi

George Burns, 5/17/1978
Roasters: Gene Kelly, Connie Stevens, James Stewart, Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Phyllis Diller, Ernest Borgnine, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Euell Gibbons, Guy Marks, Jan Murray, Cliff Robertson, Lorne Greene, Sid Caesar, Amanda Blake, Victor Sen Yung, Don Rickles, LaWanda Page, Abe Vigoda, Dom DeLuise, Ronald Reagan, Orson Welles, Charlie Callas, Ruth Buzzi

Betty White, 5/31/1978
Roasters: Peter Marshall, Jimmie Walker, Bonnie Franklin, Orson Welles, Red Buttons, Charlie Callas, Abe Vigoda, LaWanda Page, Foster Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, John Hillerman, Georgia Engel, Dan Haggerty, Milton Berle, Allen Ludden

Suzanne Somers, 11/21/1978
Roasters: Milton Berle, Lorne Greene, Joyce Brothers, Audra Lindley, Norman Fell, Orson Welles, Norm Crosby, Lee Meriwether, Charlie Callas, Bernie Kopell, Red Buttons, LaWanda Page, Paul Anka, Ruth Buzzi, Tom Bosley, Rich Little, Jackie Gayle, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alan Hamel

Joe Namath, 1/19/1979
Roasters: Joey Bishop, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Slappy White, Dick Butkus, Corbett Monica, Angie Dickinson, Audrey Meadows, Charlie Callas, David Janssen, Nipsey Russell, Jim Plunkett, Don Meredith, Rich Little, Fulton J. Sheen, Jack Carter, Weeb Ewbank, Foster Brooks, Mel Tillis, Bernie Kopell, David Doyle, George Blanda

Joan Collins, 2/24/1984
Roasters: John Forsythe, Aaron Spelling, Gavin MacLeod, Beatrice Arthur, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Angie Dickinson, Charlie Callas, Rich Little, Anne Baxter, Don Rickles, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle

Mr. T, 3/14/1984
Roasters: Bob Hope, George Peppard, Gary Coleman, Ann Jillian, Red Buttons, Rich Little, Rick Schroder, Gavin MacLeod, Slappy White, Dick Shawn, Howard Cosell, Maureen Murphy, Don Rickles, Nell Carter

Michael Landon, 12/7/1984
Roasters: Melissa Gilbert, Brian Keith, Lorne Greene, Merlin Olsen, Vic Tayback, Maureen Murphy, Rich Little, Pat Harrington, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith, Dick Shawn, Norm Crosby, Orson Welles, Don Rickles, Slappy White

Actors: Dean Martin
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