Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 4

October 3, 1954: Salute to Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 1954 on CBS
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October 3, 1954: Salute to Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
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Salute to Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz (entire 60-minute show dedicated to Lucy & Desi).
Live segments:
In a comedy sketch, Ed Sullivan pays an unexpected visit to Lucy and Desi's home. Vivian Vance and William Frawley do a vaudeville number.
Desi Arnaz performs "Babalu."
A celebrity testimonial luncheon honoring Lucy & Desi with speeches by Tex O'Rourke, Dusty Rhodes, and Ed Sullivan. Harry Chesney, William Frawley, Howard Dietz, Vivian Vance, John Hodiak, and Don Dixon also appear. Ed reads letter from Bernard Barauch. Segment concludes with speeches by Lucy & Desi.
Filmed segments include excerpts from two 'I Love Lucy' episodes; and clips from the movies "Bataan" and "The Long Long Trailer."

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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

Announcer (1949-1964)

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