Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 3

September 23, 1951

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1951 on CBS
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September 23, 1951

--Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - skips rope to "Anchor's Aweigh"
--Audience bow: Ruby Goldstein (boxing referee)
--Wally Cox (comedian) - talks with Sugar Ray about fighting.
--Later in show, Roger Simon sings a song about Sugar Ray Robinson, who comes out on stage.
--Tony Bennett - sings "Because of You" and "Sing You Singers"
--Elsa Lanchester (actress) - talks about pin-up girls, then sings a song.
--Robert Merrill (singer) - performs one of his own compositions and "America the Beautiful"
--Winners of the Harvest Moon Dance contest appear. Different catagories: the Fox Trot, Polka, Rumba, Waltz, Jitterbug and the tango.
On film(?): Herbert Hoover (Former President) - talks about the Crusade for Freedom.
--All-Star baseball players (presented prizes by Ed):
--Sal Maglie
--Roy Campanella (of the the Brooklyn Dodgers)
--Gil Hodges (of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Don Newcombe.
Note: The following baseball players were also scheduled to appear (but are not mentioned on the transcript): Jackie Robinson (of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox).
Additional guests (scheduled, but not listed on transcript):
--Evelyn Knight
--Susan Meyer
--Alfred Dowling


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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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