Bob Hope's USO Christmas From the Persian Gulf -- Around the World in Eight Days 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)
One of television's most enduring icons, actress Barbara Eden unfortunately had great difficulty escaping her association with the character and show that made her a star, playing the 2,000-year-old Jeannie on the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" (NBC, 1965-1970). Prior to the beloved show, Eden appeared on a number of television shows like "Father Knows Best" (CBS, 1954-1960), "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975) and "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68), before starring on the small screen version of the hit movie, "How to Marry a Millionaire" (syndicated, 1957-59). She made the jump to features around this time and had an early co-starring role opposite Elvis Presley in "Flaming Star" (1960), before logging performances in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961) and "The Yellow Canary" (1963). But it was her performance as "Jeannie" that made her a household name, while bring a new level of sexuality to television, albeit with a nose-wiggling innocence. After the show was finished, Eden struggled to shake the image by starring in the horror movie "A Howling in the Woods" (1971) and in the comedy "Harper Valley PTA" (1978), but often to no avail. She later embraced the association with the naïve Jeannie and, though tame by modern standards, her brand of playful femininity was revolutionary for its time and helped open the doors for future television sex symbols.