Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 24

February 20, 1955: Tribute to Gertrude Lawrence

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 1955 on CBS
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February 20, 1955: Tribute to Gertrude Lawrence
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Tribute to Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952)

--Film clip: Gertrude Lawrence sings "Getting to Know You" (1951 "Toast of the Town" clip)
--Sarah Churchill talks about Gertrude Lawrence & her Cockney roots.
--Mindy Carson - "Sunny Side of the Street" & "Someday I'll Find You Jenny."
--Lily Pons - "The Bell Song" from "Lakme."
--Gracie Fields (comedian, does a party routine & sings "Whistle A Happy Tune")
--Judith Anderson - scene from "Medea."
--Helen Hayes - talks about Gertrude Lawrence, does a Bible reading.
--Dorothy Sarnoff - "Shall We Dance?" from "The King and I."
--Audience bows: Richard Stoddard Aldridge (Gertrude Lawrence's husband); Grady Harris, Harry Ruggles.
--On film: Beatrice Lillie on stage in London singing Life Is Sweet."

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