Host Dick Cavett welcomes Mohammed Ali's doctor Ferdie Pacheco to discuss Ali's fight with Joe Frazier. Then Cavett brings out Lucie Arnaz, Carol Burnett, and Lucille Ball one by one. Arnaz is 19 and talks about her childhood and catholic school nuns. Carol talks about her childhood and how she got her start with the help of a rich benefactor; Cavett tries to sensationalize it and it falls flat. Burnett puts Cavett in his place several times when he tries to get salacious. Ball also talks about her entry into showbiz and getting fired from Ziegfeld production. Both Ball and Burnett talk about their famous red hair and how it's died and they both wish it was natural.
Did You Know?
As a starving model in New York, Lucy relates how she was able to survive by going to Nedicks lunch counter, slipping into a recently vacated stool, using their tip to order coffee, and eating their uneaten half donut. See more
Himself - Host
[after learning Lucy tried to commit suicide
If that car had been going faster, I would be talking to an empty chair.
Two empty chairs!
References Sesame Street