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Edie Adams' variety series released in DVD set
Broadway musical-comedy star Edie Adams ("Wonderful Town") came to national attention as a regular on husband Ernie Kovacs' innovative comedic series in the 1950s. Shortly after Kovacs died in a car crash in January 1962, Adams returned to television headlining her own 1962-64 ABC musical-variety series for ABC, "Here's Edie," which was subsequently retitled "The Edie Adams Show." It earned five Emmy nominations. The 21 episodes have just been released on a DVD set, "Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection." The show's highlights are Adams' musical numbers and the eclectic roster of guest stars, including Duke Ellington, Rowan & Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Falk, Michael Redgrave and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The episodes also feature her famed Muriel Cigar commercials.