’80s Emmy Award Winners – Actors and Actresses: 1985-1989

Here are the rest of the Best Actors and Actresses: 1985-1989. It is pretty cool to look back to see who the winners were. Some of these people are still around, but have slowed down a little. However, we still have found memories of them.

1985

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Robert Guillaume (Benson DuBois) from Benson

William Daniels (Dr. Mark Craig) from St. Elsewhere
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Jane Curtin (Allie Lowell) from Kate & Allie – 2nd in a row.

Tyne Daly (Det. Mary Beth Lacey) from Cagney & Lacey – 3rd in a row.

1986

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton) from Family Ties

William Daniels (Dr. Mark Craig) from St. Elsewhere – 2nd in a row.
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Betty White (Rose Nylund) from The Golden Girls

Sharon Gless (Christine Cagney) from Cagney & Lacey

1987

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton) from Family Ties – 2nd in a row

Bruce Willis (David Addison) from Moonlighting

Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux) from The Golden Girls

Sharon Gless (Christine Cagney) from Cagney & Lacey – 2nd in a row.

1988

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton) from Family Ties – 3rd in a row!

Richard Kiley (Joe Gardner) from A Year in the Life
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Bea Arthur (Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak) from The Golden Girls

Tyne Daly (Det. Mary Beth Lacey) from Cagney & Lacey

1989

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Richard Mulligan (Harry Weston) from Empty Nest

Carroll O’Connor (Chief William O. ‘Bill’ Gillespie) from In the Heat of the Night
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) from Murphy Brown

Dana Delany (Nurse Colleen McMurphy) from China Beach – 2nd in a row.

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