Toast of the Town

Season 1 Episode 48

May 15, 1949: Jamila Novotna, Sigmund Romberg, Al Bernie, Bunny Briggs

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 15, 1949 on CBS
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May 15, 1949: Jamila Novotna, Sigmund Romberg, Al Bernie, Bunny Briggs
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Music:
--Sigmund Romberg (Broadway composer) performs "Auf Wiedersehen" and "American Humoresque" on piano.
--Jarmila Novotna (Metropolitan opera soprano) sings "Sweethearts" (from "Maytime") and "When I Grow too Old to Dream."
Comedy:
--Al Bernie (comedian) - does a comedy monologue and sings "Mention My Name."
Also appearing:
--Buddy Briggs (tap dancer)
--Bobby Winter (juggler) - does various tricks including juggling an umbrella.
--Ray Hammond's Birds - act with Cockatoos and a 92-year-old Ruffin.
--Frank Stranahan (golfer) - seated in audience, is invited by Ed on stage to demonstrate his golf swing.
--Audience bows: Fay Bainter (actress), Vincent Lopez (bandleader and radio personality), and Charley Fusari (boxer).
--Audience bows: John W. Meagher (WWII veteran of 77th Division and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient) and Warrant Officer Fisher (also of the 77th Division).
--Audience bows: Rocky Graziano (boxer), Ruth Donnelly (stage and film actress).

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Bern Bennett

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Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

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Art Hannes

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