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Academy Award Songs

Season 1, Ep 24, Aired 3/15/60
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  • Episode Description
  • Musical variety episode featuring Academy Award winning songs from years past and the five songs nominated for the Oscar from films released in 1959. Includes a production number to The Continental and a ballet to Three Coins in the Fountain choreographed by Hermes Pan. Writers of the five nominated songs are also introduced. Opening by Jane Wyman -- The Continental / production number performed by ensemble -- Love is a Many-Splendored Thing / performed by the Four Aces -- Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / performed by Kay Starr -- The Way You Look Tonight / performed by Starr -- You'll Never Know / performed by Starr -- Sylvia / performed by Charles Laughton -- The Last Time I Saw Paris / performed by Laughton -- Swinging On a Star / performed by Starr and Wyman -- Three Coins in the Fountain / performed by the Four Aces ; danced by Becky Vorno and Buddy Bryan -- Mona Lisa / performed by Nat King Cole -- In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening / performed by Cole -- Lullaby of Broadway / performed by Cole -- Baby, It's Cold Outside / performed by Elsa Lanchester and Laughton -- High Noon / performed by Tex Ritter. 1959 Best Song nominees: The Best of Everything / performed by the Four Aces ; written by Sammy Cahn and Alfred Newman -- Strange Are the Ways of Love / performed by Gogi Grant ; written by Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin from The Young Land-- The Five Pennies / performed by Cole ; written by Sylvia Fine -- The Hanging Tree / performed by Ritter ; written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston -- High Hopes / performed by Starr ; written by Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen from A Hole in the Head.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mac Benoff

  • Greg Garrison

  • Gil Rodin

  • Camarata

  • Jane Wyman

    Host

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  • Notes (1)

    • High Hopes won the Oscar for Best Song that year.

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