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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Who was the Episode MVP ?

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)

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters

scheduled guests

Guest Star

Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence

Herself, on film

Guest Star

Mario del Monaco

Mario del Monaco

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Rise Stevens

Rise Stevens

scheduled guest

Recurring Role

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