Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 8

October 31, 1954: Grantland Rice Tribute

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 1954 on CBS
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October 31, 1954: Grantland Rice Tribute
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Grantland Rice tribute (a salute to the late sportscaster):
--Ed Sullivan reads passage from Grantland Rice's book "The Tumult & The Shouting"
--Audience bows: Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen" (Harry Stuhldreher Don Miller, Jim Crowley & Elmer Layden)
--Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - reads "The Ghost Of The Argonne" written by Grantland Rice.
--Audience bows: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Mrs. Babe Ruth, Earle Sande, Vincent Richards, Doc Blanchard, Johnny Weissmuller, Gene Sarazin, Col. Eddie Egan.
Additional guests:
--Nat King Cole - "It's Crazy," "Smile," "Hajii Baba" and "Lover Come Back To Me."
--Bert Lahr & Art Carney (comedy sketch) - sports announcer interviews an old time baseball player.
--Genevieve (French singer) - "Les Marins" & "A La Bastille."
--Andres Segovia (Spanish guitarist, performs Menuet & Venezuelan dance songs)
--Audience bow: Dorothy Dandridge (followed by film clip from "Carmen Jones")

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Himself

Guest Star

Genevieve

Genevieve

Herself

Guest Star

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Herself, audience bow

Guest Star

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Himself

Recurring Role

Art Carney

Art Carney

Himself

Recurring Role

Bert Lahr

Bert Lahr

Himself

Recurring Role

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