Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 4

September 30, 1951

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1951 on CBS
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September 30, 1951
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"The Helen Hayes Story"
Broadway:
--Helen Hayes sings "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" in a scene from her 1950 play "The Wisteria Trees," about a Southern belle who returns to her family's crumbling Southern plantation.
--Martha Scott recreates Hayes' 1927-28 role as Norma Besant in a scene from "Coquette."
--Mary McCarty and Raymond Boyle perform a scene from "Happy Birthday" (with McCartney playing "Addie," a role originated by Ms. Hayes).
--In a specially filmed segment, Helen Hayes recreates her role as "Victoria Regina."
Other segments:
--Jenny Hecht (young daughter of Ben Hecht) portrays 6-year-old Helen Hayes as a Gibson girl.
--On film: Scenes from Hayes' 1931 movie "Arrowsmith" co-starring Ronald Colman and Myrna Loy.

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