Toast of the Town

Season 2 Episode 23

February 19, 1950

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 1950 on CBS
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February 19, 1950

--Mel Torme - "Gone with The Wind" and "You're The Cream In My Coffee."
--The Blackburn Twins (dancers) - perform a synchronized tap routine.
--Martha Stewart (movie actress) sings "I Get A Kick Out Of You."
--Martha Stewart and the Blackburn Twins - "Thou Swell" and "Ballin' The Jack."
--Ethel Smith (organist) performs.
--Ethel Smith and Ed Sullivan - "Keep Smiling Samba."
--Mickey Deems (comedian) performs a stand-up routine comparing single and married couples.
Also appearing:
--Diana Wynyard recites Rudyard Kipling's "If."
--The Kanazawas (Japanese tumbling trio) - act includes balancing barrels while lying on platforms.
--On film: Footage of the 15th Annual All-Star Game from Fenway Park (1946) including Ted Williams hitting his second home run of the game.
--Audience bows: Ted Williams (American League's MVP for 1946 & 1949) and Jack Sharkey (1932-33 heavyweight boxing champion) are invited on stage by Ed.
--Cyclists Howard Rupprecht and Chris Van Gent compete in an on-stage bicycle race on a treadmill.
--Cameos: Relatives of Japanese Americans who served combat duty in the US Army.
--Audience bow: Ilene Wood (voice of Disney's "Cinderella").
--Audience bows: 6 Women's Army Corps members who were selected as Soldiers of the Month.
--Audience bows: Beauty queens from Louisiana.


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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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