The Steve Allen Show

Season 2 Episode 5

Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Frances Faye / Tribute to James Dean

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 1956 on NBC
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Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Frances Faye / Tribute to James Dean
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Guests:
--Tony Bennett (singer) - "Without A Song," "I'll Never Know" and "Just In Time"
--Mel Torme and Frances Faye (singers) - perform a song from "Porgy And Bess"
--Doretta Morrow (actress-dancer) - sings a medley of tunes from "Kismet" including "Bagdad" and "Baubles, Bangles And Beads"
--Kathryn and Arthur Murray (dancers) - join in a ballroom dancing sketch where Steve tosses around his partner (obviously a dummy) rather violently.
Also: "The James Dean Story" - Steve conducts a filmed tour of Dean's hometown, Fairmount, Indiana, and chats with friends and relatives there. Among the "Crazy Shots" are Rayburn, Torme, and Bennett seemingly playing craps on the street; turns out to be jacks. Steve interviews himself as a numbskulled football player.moreless

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Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

Himself

Guest Star

Mel Torme

Mel Torme

Himself

Guest Star

Frances Faye

Frances Faye

Herself

Guest Star

Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn

Series Regular / Announcer

Recurring Role

Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson

Series Regular / Bandleader

Recurring Role

Louis Nye

Louis Nye

Series Regular

Recurring Role

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