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

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    Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole

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    Art Carney

    Art Carney

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    Bert Lahr

    Bert Lahr

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