The - The collective name for a troupe of beautiful dancers introduced in
1967 on the comedy variety THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW/NBC/1965-74.
The Golddiggers also
the summer series DEAN MARTIN PRESENTS THE GOLDDIGGERS/NBC/1968-73,
THE GOLDDIGGERS IN LONDON/NBC/1970 the spin-off THE GOLDDIGGERS/SYN/1971 and the
DEAN MARTIN SPECIAL/NBC/1977.
The Golddiggers sole purpose was to be eye candy for the TV viewers.
During the show, they did dance routines, showed off their lovely legs or
sat quietly near Dean Martin as he performed his musical numbers. Four of
the Golddiggers later became known as The Ding-a-Ling Sisters during the
Golddiggers who appeared on the show
(*) = one of the original Golddiggers
Michelle Della Fave
Cheryl Lynn Steiner*
Mary K. Wright*
TRIVIA NOTE: In the 1930s, Warner Brothers
produced a series of "Gold Digger" musicals based on Avery Hopwood's 1919 play.
The movies (which featured spectacular stage numbers and choreography by Busby
Berkeley) included The Gold Diggers (1923), Gold Diggers of Broadway
(1929), The Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), The Gold Diggers of 1935
(1935) The Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937), and Gold Diggers in Paris
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