Toast of the Town

Season 6 Episode 26

March 7, 1954: Nat King Cole, Janet Blair, Hurd Hatfield, Frank Fontaine

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 07, 1954 on CBS
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March 7, 1954: Nat King Cole, Janet Blair, Hurd Hatfield, Frank Fontaine
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Music:
--Janet Blair - "Our Fathers Played the Palace" (production number).
--Nat King Cole sings a medley of hits ("Mona Lisa," "Too Young," "Pretend," "Nature Boy" and "Lover Come Back to Me").
--Nat King Cole - "Answer Me, My Love."

Comedy:
--Frank Fontaine (comedian) - does an impression of Ed Sullivan, then goes into his "Crazy Guggenheim" character.
--Lane Brothers - sight gag, two men in big suit

Also appearing:
--Hurd Hatfield (actor) - presents a dramatic scene from the off-Broadway play "Bullfight" in which the matador is brought to shame.
--Novellas (acrobats) - man balances on ladder, juggles and does tricks with a dog.
--Channing Pollock (magician)
--Ed introduces college basketball stars
--Audience bows: Paddy DeMarco (boxing champ); Rita Gam (actress)

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

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