Thursday, Aug. 2, 1973 | 10:22 a.m.
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.