Toast of the Town

Season 2 Episode 31

April 16, 1950: Tribute to Connie Mack

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 16, 1950 on CBS
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April 16, 1950: Tribute to Connie Mack

Tribute to Connie Mack, broadcast from the Walnut Street Theatre
in Philadelphia.
--87-year-old Connie Mack is saluted for his 50-years as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team.
--Jan August (pianist) - "Piano Rag Blues" piano duet with his wife Bette.
--Juanita Hall (from Broadway's "South Pacific") sings "Bali Ha'i."
--Gene Jimae (6-year-old harmonica player) - plays Mozart's "Dance Of The Turk."
--Jose Duval (Latin vocalist) - "Why Was I Born?"
--The Merry Mutes (comedy duo of Dick Van Dyke and Phil Erickson) - lip-synch to records "Temptation" and "You Always Hurt the One You Love."
--Arthur Treacher and Phil Baker (comedians) - do a butler routine.
--Phil Baker (comedian) starts to play "Stardust" on the accordion, but is distracted by 'Beelte" (Ward Wilson) and 'Bottle' (Arthur Treacher).
--Phil Baker - does a parody of Al Jolson singing "I'm Sitting on Top of the World."
Also appearing:
--Sheila Bond (tap dancer) - does an interpretive dance of a girl stood up on a date.
--Audience bows: Mickey Cochrane (former catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers), Jimmy Dykes (played for the Philadelphia Athletics), Bing Miller (former Philadelphia Athletics outfielder), and Lou Tenlor (spelling? - sports figure), and Powers Garreau (Philadelphia Theatre director).
--Richard W. Slocum, of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, presents an Appreciation Scroll to Connie Mack.
--Bernard Samuel (Philadelphia mayor) - presents Ed with a "TV Digest" Achievement Award.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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