As I was writing about the possibility that the Academy Awards show might do away with having a host after the Kevin Hart debacle, I looked up if the star-filled event ever went free-form without an anchor since it began airing on TV. I noted there were four times when there wasn’t a true host and assumed that there were no ill effects afterwards.
See No host with the most? Word is that the Oscars are considering to go emcee-less after Hart failure
Well, I now must admit I was wrong. First, some history:
*The first three years, all back to back, went pretty much Ok with a cast of stars taking turns handling the chores. At the 1969 Oscars, the show’s producer, Gower Champion,