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An Olympic Gala is a television special commemorating the 1984 summer Olympic Games. It was produced by Jerry Weintraub and aired on ABC in July.

The Muppets appeared in the special[1] as well as celebrity guests Neil Diamond, Placido Domingo, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Olivia Newton-John, Esther Williams, Dudley Moore, Henry Mancini, Walter Matthau and Sarah Vaughan. Jane Fonda and Robert Wagner were co-hosts.[2]

Sources

  1. Jim Henson's Red Book 1/29/1984 – ‘Cheryl and I do Olympic Special in LA.’, Posted on January 29, 2013
  2. Gainesville Sun "Attend an Olympic Gala" July 26, 1984 by Rick Sherwood

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