TODAY IN STAR WARS HISTORY: 9/23/1977 – Star Wars on the Donny and Marie Show



C-3PO ,Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 appear on the Donny and Marie Show.

Credits include:

  • C-3PO (Anthony Daniels)
  • Darth Vader (Kermit Bryce Eller)
  • Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)
  • Luke (Donny Osmond)
  • Leia (Marie Osmond)
  • Han (Kris Kristopherson)

In the episode, Our heroes are on the run from the Empire while singing songs based on pop standards like “Get Ready” and “Leaving On a Jet Plane.”

Donny (Luke), Marie (Leia), and Kris Kristopherson (Han) sing and dance, along with a squad of Stormtroopers, to the big ‘explosive’ finale where Darth Vader threatens that he shall return!

Gary Kurtz Remembered

Also on this date, September 23, 2018, Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz became one with the Force at the age of 78. We were fortunate enough to speak with Gary Kurtz on our podcast.

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