Las Vegas Sun

April 20, 2014

70 Stars to Take Part In Telethon

More than 70 television and movie stars were scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas Sunday morning to take part in the nationally televised Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

The 21-hour spectacular will be broadcast live from the Sahara Hotel Space Center on KLAS-TV, Channel aid in the battle against Muscular Dystrophy, a disease characterized by progressive degeneration of muscle tissue.

Telethon hours are from 6 p.m. Sunday to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Labor Day.

The 70 celebrities were due to arrive from Hollywood, via Hughes Air West plane, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The plane will put down at the United Airlines overnight parking area, at the south end of McCarran Airport.

Ron Lewis, Jerry Lewis’ son and the Telethon’s co-production manager, will escort the group. The Hollywood personalities will man the celebrity phones on stage at the Sahara Space Center, in 14-man teams working in shifts of two to three hours.

The arriving star include:

Frenchy Allen, Marty Allen, Steve Allen, Edward Asner, Nancy Asner; Sandy Baron, Ira Berstein, Zina Bethune, Jane Brolin, Jim Brolin, Ruth Buzzi; Don Carter, Kathleen Constantine, Mike Constantine, Anne Convy, Bert Convy, Tamar Cooper; Joan Darling, Bob Denver, Carole Denver, Susan Dey, Phyllis Diller, Ward Donovan; Herb Edelman, Marrilyn Edelman, Jim Franciscus; Don Galloway, Linda Galloway, Dick Gautier, Clu Gulager, John Gulager, Miriam Gulager; Lloyd Haynes, Florence Henderson, Sally Ihnat, Joyce Jameson, Arte Johnson, Gisela Johnson; Louise Klemperer, Brette Klugman, David Klugman, Jack Klugman; Sheldon Leonard, Clevon Little, Valerie Little, Ida Lupino; Gisele MacKenzie, Dave Madden, Nena Madden, Peter Marshall, Olavee Maratin, Ross Martin, Tiana Mayo, Dale McRaven, Jayne Meadows, Taro Meyer; Denise Nicholas, Hugh O’Brian, George Peppard, Helen Richman, Peter Mark Richman, Reva Rose; Richard Roundtree, John Saxon, Mary Ann Saxon, Stirling Silliphant, Barbara Stewart, Bob Stone, Mary Stuart, Kevin Tighe and Dick Weber.

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