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Celebrity Sweepstakes - Game Show Celebrity Sweepstakes was an NBC game show that aired from April 1, 1974 to October 1, 1976. It was hosted by Jim MacKrell. Here's how it worked: A panel of six celebrities was asked a trivia question. Before knowing the exact question but only the category, the members of the studio audience, through an electronic voting system, determined the odds of each panelist answering the question correctly by selecting whom they thought was most likely to give the correct answer. Based on those odds, the contestants wagered money on a celebrity and then found out if the bet was a good one. Celebrity Sweepstakes was originally slotted against Search for Tomorrow where it did not fare well against the popular CBS soap opera. It was then moved to 10 a.m. where it routinely bettered The Joker's Wild in the ratings. However, when CBS expanded The Price is Right to an hour, Celebrity Sweepstakes was blown away. For years it was believed all Celebrity Sweepstakes episodes had been erased by NBC, but obviously this one survived. This is the final eight minutes of the final show from October 1, 1976.
Tags: NBC  game  show  Celebrity  Sweepstakes 
Added: 3rd April 2013
Views: 1725
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: eric1957 on 2013-04-05 
Most notable was Carol Wayne, who was married to the show's producer Burt Sugarman. Also Celebrity Sweepstakes was a syndicated nighttime show from 1975 to 1978.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2013-04-06 
Carol Wayne was likely most famous for her appearances on The Tonight Show as the dim-witted, shapely female sidekick to Johnny Carson's Art Fern character (the 'Tea Time Movie' host). She died under very suspicious circumstances in Mexico in 1981.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2013-04-08 
I found some other interesting game show clips researching this. Can I share it without stealing your thunder Lava?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2013-04-08 
Share the fun, Cliffy. Post what you found.
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