#2762: GOLDDIGGERS, THE
1971-12-14, WNBC, 27 min.
June 20, 1968-September 5, 1968; July 17, 1969-September 11, 1969; July 16, 1970-September 10, 1970 (NBC); 1971 (Syndicated). The Golddiggers were a group of attractive young women put together by producer Greg Garrison. Their show was a summer replacement for "The Dean Martin Show" in 1968, 1969, and 1970; in 1971 they hosted a syndicated series. The show was entitled "Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers" in 1968 and 1969. The 1968 show was set in the 1930's, and regulars included cohosts Frank Sinatra Jr., and Joey Heatherton, and Paul Lynde, Barbara Heller, Stanley Myron Handelman, Stu Gilliam, The Times Square Two, Skiles and Henderson, and the Les Brown Orchestra. In 1969 the series was hosted by Lou Rawls, Gail Martin (Dean's daughter) and Paul Lynde; other regulars included Stanley Myron Handelman, Tommy Tune, Albert Brooks, Danny Lockin, Allison McKay, Darleen Carr, and Fiore and Eldridge. The 1970 series was taped in England and titled "The Golddiggers in London"; regulars included Charles Nelson Reilly (the host), Marty Feldman, Tommy Tune and Julian Chagrin. The 1971 series was entitled simply "The Golddiggers" and featured Charles Nelson Reilly, Jackie Vernon, Barbara Heller and Alice Ghostley; unlike the summer series, it was only a half hour in length. This series continued into 1972 on WCBS.