Knowledge Identifier: $ABC_Afterschool_Special
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 1968.
Country: United States (100%)
Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Kids Incorporated, The Electric Company, Democratic Party
Reed Diamond - As a child, Diamond had small parts in the 1974 ABC Afterschool Special "Sara's Summer of the Swans" and in the 1976 film "Two Minute Warning"
Anthony Kiedis - His early credits include "F.I.S.T." and the 1978 ABC Afterschool Special "It's a Mile from Here to Glory"
Butterfly McQueen - In 1979 McQueen won a Daytime Emmy *award for her performance as Aunt Thelma, a fairy godmother in the "ABC Afterschool Special" episode "The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody
Cynthia Nixon - She began acting at age 12 as the object of a wealthy schoolmate's crush in "The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid", a 1979 ABC Afterschool Special
Danny Aiello - In 1981 Danny Aiello won a Daytime Emmy *award for his appearance in an ABC Afterschool Special called "A Family of Strangers"
Tracey Gold - The actress chosen for the pilot was Elizabeth Ward, who had starred alongside Gold in "The Hand-Me-Down Kid", a 1983 "ABC Afterschool Special"
Luke Edwards - He began taking acting lessons for fun on his mother's suggestion and landed his first television role in 1988 on an "ABC Afterschool Special" episode
Robyn Lively - At the age of 19, Lively was nominated for an Emmy *award for her performance as an insecure teen in the 1991 "ABC Afterschool Special" episode "Less Than Perfect Daughter"
Kate Burton (actress) - In 1996, Burton won a Daytime Emmy *award for her performance as a mother dying of breast cancer in the "ABC Afterschool Special", 'Notes For My Daughter'