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Season 20 Episode 34

May 5, 1968: 80th Birthday Salute to Irving Berlin

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 05, 1968 on CBS
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May 5, 1968: 80th Birthday Salute to Irving Berlin
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80th Birthday salute to Irving Berlin (90-minute episode)

Guests:
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Always."
--Diana Ross & the Supremes with Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Say It With Music," "It's A Lovely Day Today," "Heat Wave" "Say It Isn't So").

--Bing Crosby - spoken tribute to Irving Berlin & sings medley of Berlin songs ("Sweet Marie from Sunny Italy," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "The International Rag," & "Alexander's Ragtime Band") & "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas" (film clip & live on stage).
--Bob Hope (comedian) - salutes Irving Berlin.
--Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Sunshine," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful").
--President Johnson (on tape, wishes Irving Berlin a Happy 80th birthday).
--Harry James (medley of dance tunes).
--Robert Goulet & Harry James - "Marie."
--Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - "Give Me Your Tired."
--Robert Goulet, Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians - "I Used To Play It By Ear."
--Robert Goulet (singer) - Irving Berlin medley: "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" & "All by Myself."
--Morecambe And Wise (British comedy team) - "Puttin' on the Ritz."
--Peter Gennaro & Troupe (choreographer & dancers) - dance to "This Is The Army" & "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

--Finale: Irving Berlin (on stage with boy & girl scouts) - "God Bless America."

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin

Himself

Guest Star

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Himself

Guest Star

Fred Waring

Fred Waring

Guest

Guest Star

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Himself

Recurring Role

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

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Recurring Role

The Supremes

The Supremes

Themselves

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