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Toast of the Town

Season 6 Episode 27

March 14, 1954: St. Patrick's Day Salute

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 1954 on CBS
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March 14, 1954: St. Patrick's Day Salute
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1954 St. Patrick's Day Show.
Music:
--Julius LaRosa (singer) - "Christmas In Killarney" and "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)."
--Julius LaRosa (later in show) - "Foggy Day In London Town" & "El Compari."
--Robert Maxwell (harp soloist) - medley: "Irish Jig" "Kerry Dancers" and "Londonderry Air."
--Ed sings a few lines from "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
Comedy:
--Victor Borge (pianist-comedian) - takes requests from audience, which he combines into a medley ("You're In Love," "I Love Paris," "National Emblem March" and "Tea For Two")
Dance:
--Hal Leroy (tap dancer) - dances to "Sunny Side of the Street."
--Peg Leg Bates (one-legged tap dancer) - dances to "Sheik of Araby"
--Hal Leroy and Peg-Leg Bates - perform a tribute tap dance to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Julius La Rosa joins them.
--Dorothy Hayden's Irish Steppers (step dance) - dance to "Rickett's Hornpipe" and do a St. Patrick's Day jig.
Also appearing:
--The Gaudsmith Brothers (two-brother acrobatic act with poodles)
--Audience bow: Leslie Caron (with a clip from "Lili" of Caron singing "Hi Lili, Hi Lo").
--Audience bow: Montgomery Cliff (with a clip from his movie "From Here to Eternity").
--Audience bow: Osvald Helmuth (Danish actor & singer) is introduced by Victor Borge.
--On-stage bow: The Holy Cross College Crusaders championship basketball team with manager Tom McGovern, assistant coach Jack Whalen, and others.

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