Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 1

September 9, 1951: Salute to Oscar Hammerstein, Part 1

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 1951 on CBS
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September 9, 1951: Salute to Oscar Hammerstein, Part 1
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Ed Sullivan narrates part one of the Oscar Hammerstein story.
Guests:
--Lena Horne sings "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine" (from the musical "Showboat").
--Bill Tabbert sings "One Alone" (from the 1926 Broadway operetta "Desert Song") with vintage newsreel footage of mobs at Rudolph Valentino's funeral.
--Robert Merrill and Mimi Benzell - "Indian Love Call" duet (from the 1926-28 Broadway musical "Rose Marie").
--Robert Merrill sings "Ol' Man River."
--Mimi Benzell sings "Lover, Come Back to Me."
--Nanci Crompton (dancer) recreates the late Marilyn Miller's dancing to the song "Who?" (from the 1925 Broadway musical "Sunny").
--Wally Cox and a straight man act out "The Salt Scene," a comedy sketch scripted by Hammerstein for 1929 Broadway musical-comedy "Sweet Adeline."
--Oscar Hammerstein recites the lyrics to "The Last Time I Saw Paris."

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    Lena Horne

    Lena Horne

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    Guest Star

    Wally Cox

    Wally Cox

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    Guest Star

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Oscar Hammerstein II

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    Guest Star

    Bill Tabbert

    Bill Tabbert

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    Recurring Role

    Mimi Benzell

    Mimi Benzell

    Herself

    Recurring Role

    Robert Merrill (II)

    Robert Merrill (II)

    Himself

    Recurring Role

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