What an amazing event to be a part of... Despite the title, the variety show featured appearances by 200 celebrities, many simply in walk-on appearances or in a kickline with chorus girls. with George Burns, Lillian Gish, James Cagney, Grace Kelly, Orson Welles, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Bette Davis, Robin Williams, Jimmy Stewart, Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck to name just a few.
In 1982 working as a cameraman in NYC I spent a week at Radio City Music Hall filming the inaugural award winning "Night of 100 Stars" celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America, directed by Clark Jones. A memorable time with the following Broadway, Television & Motion Picture Stars ; 
George S. Irving (as George Irving)
Grace Kelly (as Princess Grace)
Ed Koch (as Mayor Edward I. Koch)
Primetime Emmy Awards 1982
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction
Elliot Lawrence (music director)
William Elton (principal arranger)
Tommy Newsom (principal arranger)
Torrie Zito (principal arranger)
Lanny Meyers (principal arranger)
Jonathan Tunick (principal arranger)
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Alexander H. Cohen (executive producer)
Hildy Parks (producer)
Roy A. Somlyo (co-producer)
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics
Buz Kohan (composer/lyricist)
For the song "What's Your Line?"
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
Clark Jones (director)
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic)
Bill Klages (lighting designer)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1983
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
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