Anne Baxter was the lead in another television series by Aaron Spelling, Hotel at the time of the roast for Joan.
Maury Wills was a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers his entire career from 1959 until 1972.
Mickey Mantle was an outfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees his entire career from 1951 to 1968.
Stan Musial was an outfielder and a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals for his entire career from 1941 to 1963.
Luis Tiant was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians from 1964-1969, Minnesota Twins in 1970, Boston Red Sox in 1971-1978, New York Yankees in 1979-1980, Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981 and finally the California Angels in 1982.
Yogi Berra was a catcher for the New York Yankees from 1946 until 1963 and the New York Mets in 1965.
Hank Aaron was an outfielder for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves from 1954-1974 and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1975-1976.
Willie Mays was a center fielder for the New York Giants from 1952-1972. And for one year with the New York Mets 1972-1973.
Darren McGavin was appearing in his show Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Richard Roundtree was appearing in his show Shaft, Peter Graves was appearing in his show Mission: Impossible, Angie Dickinson was appearing in her show Police Woman and George Kennedy was appearing in his show The Blue Knight.
Wayne Newton's comment about Christine Jorgensen and the missing private part was bleeped out in the re-released Celebrity Roast version.
Sue Cameron was a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter.
Don Rickles and Redd Foxx got carried away with their barbs and a fight almost broke out. Don made several snide comments and said "why are we getting into a race riot while we're making a show here".