Goodyear Television Playhouse

Season 6 Episode 9

The Gene Austin Story

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 21, 1957 on NBC
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The Gene Austin Story
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The story of singing and recording star of the 1920's Gene Austin. Gene and his wife Ruth are giving a farewell party before sailing on a second honeymoon in an attempt to solve their problems. At sea, a storm arises, and they are appalled when they hear a radio report that their boat has been lost with no survivors. Austin hears his own burial serivce. It has a frightening effect and in a series of flashbacks, he recalls his meteoric rise to fame.

Songs include, "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" and "Ramona".moreless

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    George Grizzard

    George Grizzard

    Gene Austin

    Guest Star

    Edward Andrews

    Edward Andrews

    Herb Mayer

    Guest Star

    Scott McKay

    Scott McKay

    Harrison Colyer Jr.

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      • TIME magazine article:
        Out of the carefree '20s came Gene Austin, asweet-voiced tenor whose story was evocatively told last week on NBC-TV's Goodyear Playhouse. Millions of televiewers had never heard of him, but other millions (over 40) had grown up and fallen in and out of love listening to him sing on records or radio. After thumping a piano in brothels around the country, then touring in vaudeville, Gene began recording, and chiefly between 1924 and 1930 sold 86 million records. Barrel-shaped but still velvet-throated at 56, Tenor Austin, singing the sound track, brought back the nostalgic old daze as he crooned some of the songs he made famous: My Blue Heaven, Melancholy Baby, Ain't She Sweet, How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Yes Sir, That's My Baby.

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