Toast of the Town

Season 5 Episode 29

March 29, 1953

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 1953 on CBS
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March 29, 1953
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Rodgers & Hammerstein segments:
A salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein on the 10th Anniversary of their first collaboration ("Oklahoma" which opened March 31, 1943 on Broadway).
--Rise Stevens (operatic mezzo-soprano) sings "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "If I Loved You."
--Mario Del Monaco (operatic tenor) performs "Some Enchanted Evening."
--On film: Gertrude Lawrence sings "Getting to Know You" and "Whistle a Happy Tune" in kinescope excerpts from Ed Sullivan's Sept. 16, 1951 show (when Lawrence was starring on Broadway in "The King & I.")

Comedy:
--Will Jordan - does impressions of Ed Sullivan.
--The Harlem Globetrotters (comic basketball players)
Also appearing:
--Georgie Tapps (tap dancer) - "Birth of the Blues" song-and-dance routine.
--University of Indiana basketball coach Branch McCracken talks with Ed.
--On film: Excerpts from the movie "Call Me Madam" with Ethel Merman singing Irving Berlin's "Hostess With the Mostest on the Ball" and "International Rag."
Series regulars:
--The Gae Foster Toastettes do a precision dance to the song "American Patrol."

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    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

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    Ed Sullivan

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    Ralph Paul

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    Gertrude Lawrence

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    Mario del Monaco

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