Toast of the Town

Season 5 Episode 9

November 9, 1952

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 1952 on CBS
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November 9, 1952
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"The Bert Lahr Story" with Lahr appearing in three sketches:
--An interview skit with Lahr as a baseball coach and Art Carney as a reporter.
--"Schneider's Miracle," a sketch from "Two on the Aisle," with Lahr as a "paper picker" collecting litter in Central Park.
--Bert Lahr sings to his ax in "The Woodchopper's Song."

Music:
--The Delta Rhythm Boys (R&B group) sing "Dry Bones."
--Pat Harrington, Jay Villa and Rob Chambers - salute the upcoming Presidential election by singing "I Like Ike," a song written by Irving Berlin.
--Mimi Benzell (opera soprano) sings "Sweethearts."
Also appearing:
--Barry Fitzgerald (comedian) - in a non-comic appearance, recites the final lines from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech.
--Harry Mimmo (Italian pantomime artist) - routine includes an imitation of a Spanish dancer.
--Cameo: Nanci Crompton (ballerina) appears on stage with Ed.

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    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

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    Ed Sullivan

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    Ralph Paul

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    Art Hannes

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    Rob Chambers

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    The Delta Rhythm Boys

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    Barry Fitzgerald

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    Mimi Benzell

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    Art Carney

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