Third in a series of TV specials featuring Julie Andrews with a famous American guest star. "Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is" is divided into skits and musical numbers that mostly highlight Gleason's career.
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During the early 1970s, Julie Andrews' career underwent some unusual changes. After her mid-1960s success in "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," the back-to-back commercial failures of her big-budget movies "Star!" (1968) and "Darling Lili" (1970) derailed her popularity as a film star. While big-screen opportunities abruptly vanished, small-screen opportunities emerged via a partnership of ABC and the British company Associated Television. This Anglo-American partnership backed Andrews in a weekly variety program that was produced in London and broadcast in both countries. The Julie Andrews Hour" won seven Emmy Awards, but it never scored in the U.S. or U.K. ratings and was cancelled after a single season. But rather than allow Andrews to wander off, ABC and Associated Television reconfigured their contract with the star. In the updated deal, she was contracted to appear in five one-shot variety specials, which aired between 1973 and 1975. In her first three variety special Andrews, teamed up with the "Sesame Street" Muppets, celebrated Christmas with Peggy Lee and Peter Ustinov, and reunited with her "Mary Poppins" co-star Dick Van Dyke. These productions were clearly aimed at the family audiences that initially raised Andrews to Hollywood stardom. For her third special, however, Andrews took a strange challenge by working with Jackie Gleason in a program that would pay tribute to the Great One's colorful career. The resulting "Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is" can only be described as a fascinating failure, with two iconic talents trying in vain to mesh their extremely different performing styles into a coherent whole. See more
30 years in this business and you're still treated like a beginner. Like a 55 year old office boy looking for a job... with a chance for advancement. All those years... and what do I have to show for it? A couple of suits? I couldn't even get this one pressed.
Well emperor is it thumbs up or thumbs down? Do we get to work another day? Do we get to eat another day? Do we get to LIVE another day?
Please Mr Dennis, don't do this to yourself, this is no way for an actor to behave...
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