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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Bert Lahr tribute ("The Bert Lahr Story") with Lahr appearing in three sketches:
(1) A baseball sketch with a baseball coach (Lahr) being interviewed by a reporter (played by Art Carney).
(2) "Schneider's Miracle" - Lahr as a garbage man picking up litter in Central Park.
(3) "The Wood Chooper" - Woodchopper Bert sings to his ax.
Additional guests:
--The Delta Ryhthm Boys (R&B group) - sing "Dem Bones"
--Barry Fitzgerald (comedian)
--Pat Harrington, Jay Villa and Rob Chambers - salute the upcomming Presidental election by singing "I Like Ike."
--Barry Fitzgerald recites an excerpt from Abe Lincoln's second inaugural speech.
--Nanci Crompton (ballerina) appears on stage with Ed.
--Harry Mimmo (Italian pantomime artist, comedian, tap dancer) - dances and does a comedy routine.
--Mimi Benzell (opera singer) - unknown song
--Show closes with ballet dancers on performing on stage (while closing credits roll).

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    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

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    Ed Sullivan

    Ed Sullivan

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    Ralph Paul

    Ralph Paul

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    Art Hannes

    Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

    Rob Chambers

    Rob Chambers

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    The Delta Rhythm Boys

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    Barry Fitzgerald

    Barry Fitzgerald

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    Mimi Benzell

    Mimi Benzell

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    Recurring Role

    Art Carney

    Art Carney

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    Nanci Crompton

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