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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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)

Hal Le Roy

Hal Le Roy

Himself

Guest Star

Peg Leg Bates

Peg Leg Bates

Himself

Guest Star

The Gaudsmith Brothers

The Gaudsmith Brothers

Guests

Guest Star

Victor Borge

Victor Borge

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Recurring Role

Julius LaRosa

Julius LaRosa

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