Toast of the Town

November 9, 1952

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 11/9/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Bert Lahr tribute ("The Bert Lahr Story") with Lahr appearing in three sketches: (1) A baseball sketch with a baseball coach (Lahr) being interviewed by a reporter (played by Art Carney). (2) "Schneider's Miracle" - Lahr as a garbage man picking up litter in Central Park. (3) "The Wood Chooper" - Woodchopper Bert sings to his ax. Additional guests: --The Delta Ryhthm Boys (R&B group) - sing "Dem Bones" --Barry Fitzgerald (comedian) --Pat Harrington, Jay Villa and Rob Chambers - salute the upcomming Presidental election by singing "I Like Ike." --Barry Fitzgerald recites an excerpt from Abe Lincoln's second inaugural speech. --Nanci Crompton (ballerina) appears on stage with Ed. --Harry Mimmo (Italian pantomime artist, comedian, tap dancer) - dances and does a comedy routine. --Mimi Benzell (opera singer) - unknown song --Show closes with ballet dancers on performing on stage (while closing credits roll).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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