were perhaps the golden age of the professional celebrity. People who were marginally well-known a decade or more earlier could be found all over daytime television
as regulars on game show
s and talk show
s, and on prime time
as "special guest stars" on shows like The Love Boat
and Fantasy Island
Orson Bean, Charles Nelson Reilly, J. P. Morgan, Mr. Blackwell, Charo, Sonny Bono, Soupy Sales...