Toast of the Town

March 7, 1954: Nat King Cole, Janet Blair, Hurd Hatfield, Frank Fontaine

Season 6, Ep 26, Aired 3/7/54
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  • Episode Description
  • Music: --Janet Blair - "Our Fathers Played the Palace" (production number).--Nat King Cole sings a medley of hits ("Mona Lisa," "Too Young," "Pretend," "Nature Boy" and "Lover Come Back to Me").--Nat King Cole - "Answer Me, My Love." Comedy: --Frank Fontaine (comedian) - does an impression of Ed Sullivan, then goes into his "Crazy Guggenheim" character. --Lane Brothers - sight gag, two men in big suit Also appearing: --Hurd Hatfield (actor) - presents a dramatic scene from the off-Broadway play "Bullfight" in which the matador is brought to shame.--Novellas (acrobats) - man balances on ladder, juggles and does tricks with a dog. --Channing Pollock (magician) --Ed introduces college basketball stars --Audience bows: Paddy DeMarco (boxing champ); Rita Gam (actress)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Janet Blair

    Guest

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