Fame & Celebrity


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss the fame that often accompanies working in television.

Highlights
S. Epatha Merkerson on her fans
01:30
Sharon Gless on being hugged by fans, and the impact of Queer as Folk
01:41
Henry Winkler on fame and celebrity
01:22
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Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on being identified with Lou Grant and his fame
04:07
Ed Asner on his celebrity
03:12

Chuck Barris

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Chuck Barris on getting recognized once he hosted The Gong Show
01:44
Chuck Barris on being approached by fans
01:37

Linda Bell Blue

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Linda Bell Blue on the public's fascination with Michael Jackson and covering the Royal Family
06:50
Linda Bell Blue on interviewing Charles Manson for KCBS in Los Angeles
08:21
Linda Bell Blue on star quality and covering entertainment worldwide 
05:25
Linda Bell Blue on covering the death of Michael Jackson
04:04
Linda Bell Blue on the biggest story of her career, covering Anna Nicole Smith for Entertainment Tonight
08:17

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on fan mail he receives
01:42

Eric Braeden

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Eric Braeden on how fans took to his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
01:02
Eric Braeden on how fans react to his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
01:47
Eric Braeden on being recognized as "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless and encounters with fans
03:23

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown on what being on the Food Network has meant for his career and being a "cable-ebrity"
03:31

Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett on reality show contestants and their fame
01:44

David Canary

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David Canary on how fame has affected him
01:50

Jim Cantore

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Jim Cantore on his fans' perceptions of him
03:42
Jim Cantore on "The Cantore Snuggle Factor"
01:30

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on problems with Roseanne on the set of Roseanne and how fame changed her
02:52

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on fame
00:50

Richard Chamberlain

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Richard Chamberlain on being a teen idol
02:31
Richard Chamberlain on being the first person interviewed for Entertainment Tonight, and the role of celebrity
03:07

Michael Chiklis

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Michael Chiklis on the fans of The Commish
02:42

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on being recognized and the response to her from Asian-Americans and women
01:11

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on first realizing he was famous
01:32

Richard Coogan

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Richard Coogan on his fame
04:08

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on the fame that resulted from his co-starring on Chicago Hope
02:53

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on cross-dressing as "Klinger" on M*A*S*H and reaction from fans from the "Big Mac" episode
02:45

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on fame and celebrity

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on how celebrity has affected her
01:07

Sharon Gless

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Sharon Gless and Barney Rosenzweig on getting recognized by and interacting with fans
04:14
Sharon Gless on being hugged by fans, and the impact of Queer as Folk
01:41

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on broadcasters becoming celebrities
00:54

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on the challenges she faced when her manager stole the money she earned from The Facts of Life and how the show's producer Al Burton tried to help her
04:13
Geri Jewell on her experience with "overnight fame" and the impact of her visibility as a person with a disability
02:29

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on working with the young cast of The Facts of Life and how they handled fame
01:49

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on the movement toward more celebrity-driven news
03:14

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on her interaction with fans of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and how they reacted to her character "Zelda Gilroy"
03:56

Jack Larson

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Jack Larson on the instant popularity of "Jimmy Olsen" and being typecast as an actor
02:30

Lucy Lawless

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Lucy Lawless on dealing with her fame from Xena: Warrior Princess  and being a feminist icon
02:00
Lucy Lawless on how celebrity has affected her
02:05

Barry Livingston

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Barry Livingston on how fans reacted to him when he was on My Three Sons
02:15
Barry Livingston on how fame has affected his life
01:48

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall on how celebrity has affected her
02:24

Bob May

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Bob May on the fan mail he received while on Lost in Space
00:49

S. Epatha Merkerson

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S. Epatha Merkerson on cops and fans approaching her with compliments while she was cast on Law & Order
04:21
S. Epatha Merkerson on her fans
01:30

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

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Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on celebrity
00:40

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on her fame from Saturday Night Live  and who the show appealed to
03:51
Laraine Newman on fan encounters during her time on Saturday Night Live
01:58

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on the ups and downs of fame
01:17

Agnes Nixon

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Agnes Nixon on the fan mail for All My Children
01:03

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye on reactions from fans
00:36

Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on getting recognized by fans
00:56

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on her celebrity and how she'd like to be remembered
00:54

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on the popularity of I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball
05:44

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on dealing with fame and success, especially as he experienced it during the height of The X-Files
03:20

Johnny Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting recognized from Mary Kay and Johnny
01:10
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on using their real identities on Mary Kay and Johnny; on not wanting celebrity
02:22

Mary Kay Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting recognized from Mary Kay and Johnny
01:10
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on using their real identities on Mary Kay and Johnny; on not wanting celebrity
02:22

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on problems with Roseanne on the set of Roseanne and how fame changed her
02:52

Vanna White

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Vanna White on response from fans
00:28
Vanna White on knowing she had made it and handling celebrity
01:48
Vanna White on "Vannamania" and her fan club
02:42

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on fan reaction to Laverne & Shirley  and the fame that resulted from being on the show 
08:02

Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler on fame and celebrity
01:22
Henry Winkler on handling fame
04:17
Henry Winkler on the popularity of his character on Happy Days
00:50
Henry Winkler on enjoying the perks of fame, going to the White House
02:18
Henry Winkler on respect and camraderie in the acting business
02:02

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