Billy Crystal

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents



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Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on Comic Relief on HBO

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on selecting a host for the Academy Awards

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on Dick Ebersol bringing new talent to Saturday Night Live
William Clotworthy on working with Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on interacting with hosts of the Academy Awards

Mike Douglas

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Mike Doulgas on Paul Anka cancelling at the last minute, and on having comedians like Michael Keaton and Billy Crystal co-host The Mike Douglas Show

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Billy Crystal's intended role for the premiere of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on Billy Crystal's intended role for the premiere of Saturday Night Live, and getting him into the cast years later
Dick Ebersol on Ringo Starr hosting Saturday Night Live

Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg on becoming close with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams through Comic Relief specials and getting guidance from them on hosting the Oscars
Whoopi Goldberg on Billy Crystal's advice to her for hosting the Oscars: "the first four minutes are yours as the host; after that, it is about the people who want to know if they won"
Whoopi Goldberg on a memorable Oscar moment with Billy Crystal and Hal Roach
Whoopi Goldberg on how she became involved with Comic Relief specials and became close with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams
Whoopi Goldberg on going with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams to Washington, D.C. to talk about homelessness for Comic Relief, meeting Ted Kennedy, and taking a memorable car ride with him

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on Billy Crystal

Katherine Helmond

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Katherine Helmond on Billy Crystal's role on Soap; he was only known for standup comedy before that role, in which he played a homosexual

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on her favorite awards show hosts

Louis J. Horvitz

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Louis J. Horvitz on working with various hosts of the Academy Awards: Billy Crystal

Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan on Billy Crystal as host of the Academy Awards and the problem of having a comedian as host
Buz Kohan on a moment with Bob Hope when Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on directing Comic Relief with Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and Billy Crystal

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on producing HBO's Comic Relief Specials
John Moffitt on a photo of Comic Relief

Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on directing the feature film "When Harry Met Sally" starring Billy Crystal

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on casting Billy Crystal to play the character of "Jodie Dallas" (who was gay) on Soap

Bob Stewart

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Bob Stewart on how celebrity contestants were chosen for The $10,000 Pyramid

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on Billy Crystal as "Jodie Dallas" on Soap

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on dressing Billy Crystal for the Academy Awards

Bruce Vilanch

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Bruce Vilanch on writing jokes for the Academy Awards on the fly, and on Billy Crystal's Jack Palance jokes -- for which they won an Emmy

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on Billy Crystal being cut from the first episode of Saturday Night Live
Alan Zweibel on working with Billy Crystal on his one man play "700 Sundays"
Alan Zweibel on working on Billy Crystal's one-man show "700 Sundays"

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