The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast is a NBC television special show hosted by entertainer Dean Martin from 1974 to 1984. For a series of 54 specials and shows, Martin would periodically “roast” a celebrity. These roasts were patterned after the roasts held at the New York Friars' Club in New York City. The format would have the celebrity guest seated at a banquet table, and one by one the guest of honor was affectionately chided or insulted about his career by his fellow celebrity friends.
Roasters: Gabe Kaplan, Isabel Sanford, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Berle, William Conrad, Barry Goldwater, Glen Campbell, Georgia Engel, Jackie Cooper, Nipsey Russell, Joyce Brothers, Charlie Callas, Cliff Robertson, McLean Stevenson, Audrey Meadows, Ruth Buzzi, Don Rickles
Roasters: Rich Little, Isabel Sanford, David Groh, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters, Milton Berle, Ed Asner, Richard Schaal, Harold Gould, Eva Gabor, Chad Everett, Julie Kavner, Nipsey Russell, Georgia Engel, Foster Brooks, Jack Carter.
Roasters: Freddie Prinze, Gabe Kaplan, Red Buttons, Tony Orlando, Wilt Chamberlain, Georgia Engel, Billy Crystal, Floyd Patterson, Howard Cosell, Ruth Buzzi, Gene Kelly, Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Rocky Graziano, Foster Brooks, Orson Welles, Nipsey Russell
Roasters: Don Rickles (Roastmaster), Orson Welles, Paul Lynde, Joe Namath, Barry Goldwater, Angie Dickinson, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Stewart, Gabe Kaplan, Gene Kelly, Hubert Humphrey, Charlie Callas, John Wayne, Joey Bishop, Rich Little, Ruth Buzzi, Tony Orlando, Georgia Engel, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Howard Cosell, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Bob Hope
Roasters: William Conrad, Shelley Winters, Steve Forrest, Red Buttons, Rich Little, Mike Connors, Milburn Stone, Ruth Buzzi, Nipsey Russell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Georgia Engel, Amanda Blake, Peter Graves, Foster Brooks, Milton Berle
Roasters: Red Buttons, Orson Welles, Luis Tiant, Pat Henry, Nipsey Russell, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Norm Crosby, Shirley Jones, Mickey Mantle, Jack Carter, Stan Musial, Maury Wills, Charles O. Finley, Charlie Callas, Jackie Gayle