Toast of the Town

February 20, 1955: Tribute to Gertrude Lawrence

Season 7, Ep 24, Aired 2/20/55
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  • Episode Description
  • Tribute to Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952) --Film clip: Gertrude Lawrence sings "Getting to Know You" (1951 "Toast of the Town" clip) --Sarah Churchill talks about Gertrude Lawrence & her Cockney roots. --Mindy Carson - "Sunny Side of the Street" & "Someday I'll Find You Jenny." --Lily Pons - "The Bell Song" from "Lakme." --Gracie Fields (comedian, does a party routine & sings "Whistle A Happy Tune") --Judith Anderson - scene from "Medea." --Helen Hayes - talks about Gertrude Lawrence, does a Bible reading. --Dorothy Sarnoff - "Shall We Dance?" from "The King and I."--Audience bows: Richard Stoddard Aldridge (Gertrude Lawrence's husband); Grady Harris, Harry Ruggles.--On film: Beatrice Lillie on stage in London singing Life Is Sweet."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Judith Anderson

    Herself

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