Toast of the Town

Season 5 Episode 49

August 16, 1953

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 16, 1953 on CBS
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August 16, 1953
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Guests:
--Frankie Laine - "Hey Joe" & "New Orleans"
--Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd - "Poor Little Piggy Bank"
--Mitch Miller, of Columbia Records, presents Frankie Laine with a Gold Record (one million records sold).
--Betty Dodd - "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome" (sings & plays guitar)
--Babe, Betty Dodd & Jimmy Boyd - "Little Train A Chuggin'"
--Nanci Crompton (ballet dancer) - does a waltz with the Toastettes and a ballet solo.
--Gene Nelson (Hollywood dancer) - dances to "St. Louis Blues" in a production number (with ballroom set & extras)
--Babe Didrikson Zaharias (female golfer) - does a golf demo, then plays "Begin The Beguine" on harmonica
--The Romano Brothers - perform acrobatic stunts & Italian medley
--Carl Ballantine (comic magician, aka "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine") - none of his tricks work)
--Zippy the Monkey (plays tic tac toe with trainer cleans chalkboard & dances)
Audience bows: Jerome Thome & wife; Ward Morehouse (newspaperman); General Brandon Burns

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Guest

Guest Star

The Romano Brothers

The Romano Brothers

Guests

Guest Star

Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson

Guest

Guest Star

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine

himself

Recurring Role

Jimmy Boyd

Jimmy Boyd

himself

Recurring Role

Nanci Crompton

Nanci Crompton

Guest

Recurring Role

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