Toast of the Town

November 9, 1952

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 11/9/52
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  • Episode Description
  • "The Bert Lahr Story" with Lahr appearing in three sketches: --An interview skit with Lahr as a baseball coach and Art Carney as a reporter.--"Schneider's Miracle," a sketch from "Two on the Aisle," with Lahr as a "paper picker" collecting litter in Central Park.--Bert Lahr sings to his ax in "The Woodchopper's Song." Music:--The Delta Rhythm Boys (R&B group) sing "Dry Bones."--Pat Harrington, Jay Villa and Rob Chambers - salute the upcoming Presidential election by singing "I Like Ike," a song written by Irving Berlin.--Mimi Benzell (opera soprano) sings "Sweethearts."Also appearing:--Barry Fitzgerald (comedian) - in a non-comic appearance, recites the final lines from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech.--Harry Mimmo (Italian pantomime artist) - routine includes an imitation of a Spanish dancer.--Cameo: Nanci Crompton (ballerina) appears on stage with Ed.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Mimi Benzell

    Herself

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