The Colgate Comedy Hour Season 1

Season 1

The Colgate Comedy Hour Season 1

First Air Date: September 10, 1950

First Aired on    :   1950
Episodes    :   42 episodes



Episodes

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1x42 Martin & Lewis (June 24, 1951)


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this first season closer. Their guests include: singer Janis Paige; comic and show writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameos by Tony Martin and Joe Louis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Music includes Paige doing 'Those Old Phonograph Records'.


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1x41 Eddie Cantor (June 17, 1951)


Eddie Cantor is the host and welcomes guests including: 'Mr. Television' Milton Berle; comics Jack E. Leonard and Phil Foster, bombshell Dagmar; Junie Keegan; and Ida Cantor. Also, appearances by Cantor's daughter Marilyn and Berle's daughter Vicki. Cantor performs another 'Maxi the Taxi' comedy sketch with Foster. Also, there's a musical salute to songwriter Irving Berlin.


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1x40 Jackie Gleason and Fred Allen (June 10, 1951)


Jackie Gleason, starring on DuMont's 'Cavalcade of Stars', hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: Fred Allen; Vivian Blaine and actress Joan Carroll.


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1x39 Martin & Lewis (June 03, 1951)


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's episode. Their guests include: The DeMarco Sisters; comedian/singer Sonny King; actor Tommy Farrell; Rosette Shaw; comic actor and 'Colgate' writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameo by Tony Curtis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Dean's songs include 'Isle of Capri' and 'Too Young' The DeMarco Sisters perform 'I'm Late.'


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1x38 Eddie Cantor (May 27, 1951)


Eddie Cantor hosts this week's show. His guests include: a teen-aged Joel Grey; big band vocalist Connie Haines; Charlie Cantor; Herbert Coleman; Monsieur Crayone; TV actor Joe Silver; Lou Wills Jr.; and a cameo from active Army member Eddie Fisher. Cantor performs another 'Maxi the Taxi' sketch.


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1x37 Martin & Lewis (May 20, 1951)


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show. Their guests include: singer Jane Morgan; the dance team of Bob Fosse & Mary Ann Niles; a cameo by Eddie Cantor; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.


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1x36 Beatrice Lillie (May 13, 1951)


Beatrice Lillie hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. Her guests include: singer Dick Haymes; comic actor Wally Cox; actor Victor Moore; singer/actor Harold Lang; and Broadway star Helen Gallagher. Music includes 'Without a Song' and 'Bye Bye Blackbird' from Haymes.


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1x35 Phil Silvers (May 06, 1951)


Phil Silvers hosts this week's edition. His guest list includes: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; singer Vivian Blaine; comic Joey Faye; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Blaine and Silvers duet on 'When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues', and so she does 'What Is This Thing Called Love?'


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1x34 Martin & Lewis (April 29, 1951)


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this telecast from Chicago. Their guests include: singer Helen O'Connell; dance team Bob Fosse & Mary Ann Niles; Ladd Lyon; announcer Mike Wallace; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Martin's songs include 'I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now.'


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1x33 Eddie Cantor (April 22, 1951)


Eddie Cantor hosts this weeks show. His guests include: actress Anne Jeffreys; Robert Gari; Charlie Cantor; dancers Gehrig and Weismuller, Hal Loman and Joan Field. Cantor performs a 'Maxi the Taxi' sketch, and joins Jeffreys for a comic bit from 'Taming of the Shrew'.


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1x32 Tony Martin (April 15, 1951)


Tony Martin hosts this installment. His guests include: comedian Fred Allen; actress Celeste Holm; ballet star Kathryn Lee; jazz clarinetist Peanuts Hucko; Broadway performer Joe Silver; character actor Richard Loo; actress Lynn Loring; comedians Art & Mort Havel; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Martin's songs include 'If', 'You', and 'For Every Man There's a Woman'. In comedy, Fred Allen portrays Chinese detective One Long Pan.


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1x31 Bob Hope (April 08, 1951)


Rex Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Cantor, Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Lilli Palmer, Janis Paige, Arthur Treacher, Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, Tex and Jinx McCrary, Faye Emerson, Ken Murray, and Toots Shor.


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1x30 Eddie Cantor (April 01, 1951)


Eddie Fisher, Joel Grey, William Warfield, Evelyn Gould, Gehrig and Weismuller, Tony and Eddy, and Michell Auclair.


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1x29 Eddie Cantor (March 25, 1951)


Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.


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1x28 Beatrice Lillie (March 18, 1951)


Rex Harrison, Wally Cox, Nelson Case, Jean Sablon, Valerie Bettis.


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1x27 Abbot & Costello (March 11, 1951)


Lon Chaney Jr.; Sid Fields; Jarmila Novotna; Jesse, James & Carnell; Milton Frome; Ann Thomas; Gregg Sherwood; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.


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1x26 Tony Martin (March 04, 1951)


Milton Berle, The Andrews Sisters, and Leonard Sues.


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1x25 Eddie Cantor (February 25, 1951)


Lena Horne, Jack Albertson, Charlie Cantor, Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes, Landre and Verna, Phil Kramer, Marcia Walter, Chris Barbery, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.


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1x24 Bobby Clark (February 18, 1951)


Basil Rathbone, Sarah Churchill, Walter Abel, Nelson Case, Mary Boland, Fran Warren, and Danny Scholl.


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1x23 The Spike Jones Show (February 11, 1951)


The City Slickers, George Rock, Sir Frederick Gas, Freddy and Dick Morgan, Bill King, The Wayne Marlin Trio, Lois Ray, Gale Robbins, and Laverne Pearson Note: There was also a cameo appearance by the Today Show's Dave Garroway and a look at a very young announcer, Mike Wallace.


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1x22 Martin & Lewis (February 04, 1951)


Polly Bergen, Mary Ann Niles, Bob Fosse, and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Note: Martin & Lewis had not hosted in nearly three months only because they were off in Hollywood making a movie.


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1x21 Eddie Cantor (January 28, 1951)


Lee Fairfax, Basil O'Connor, Dave Powell, Joe Marks, and Estelle Sloan.


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1x20 Bobby Clark (January 21, 1951)


Julie Wilson; Willie, West and McGinty; The Maxwells; Miriam Wakefield; Bobby Lane and Claire; Jack Mann; Dick Dana; and Tom Jones and his Orchestra.


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1x19 Jerry Lester (January 14, 1951)


Joan Bennett; Fred Allen; Pat O'Brien; Kukla, Fran & Ollie; The Mello-Larks the cast of Broadway Open House: Dagmar; David Street; Jack Adrian; Milton DeLugg; and Wayne Howell.


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1x18 Abbot & Costello (January 07, 1951)


Abbott and Costello's first time as hosts. Several comedy routines including their classic: "Who's On First".


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1x17 Eddie Cantor (December 31, 1950)


Danny Thomas, Ed Wynn and Sigmund Romberg.


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1x16 Bob Hope (December 24, 1950)


Bob Hope hosts this episode, sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: His guests include: opera star Lily Pons; Elanor Roosevelt; Bob Cummings; harpist Robert Maxwell; New York Mayor Vincent Impellitteri; the Boys' Choir from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and Charles Sandford and his Orchestra.


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1x15 12/17/1950 (December 17, 1950)


Fred Allen makes his final appearance as host. His guests include: comic Doc Rockwell; opera singer Eileen Farrell; The Christianis acrobat act; and from Allen's radio show Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, and Parker Fennelly. Music is provided by Al Goodman and his orchestra.


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1x14 Tickets Please! (December 10, 1950)


Comic dancers Paul and Grace (The Hartmans) star in this adaptation of their just-ended Broadway review, 'Tickets, Please!" Joining them are cast members from the show: Jack Albertson, Tommy Wonder, Dorothy Jarnac, Patricia Bright, Bill Norvas, Mildred Hughes, Warde Donovan, The Upstarts.


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1x13 Eddie Cantor (December 03, 1950)


Eddie Cantor hosts and welcomes guests jazz pianist Joe Bushkin; actor Jack Albertson; co-star of the TV series 'Mama', Dick Van Patten; actress Connie Sawyer; acrobats The Amadis; June Keegan; and dancers Les Zoris.


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1x12 Bob Hope (November 26, 1950)


A nervous-looking Bob Hope makes his debut as host in this Frigidaire-sponsored episode. His guests include: Marilyn Maxwell; country singer Jimmy Wakely; vocalists The Taylor Maids; dance troupe The High Hatters; dancer Judy Kelly; Nelson Case; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown. This show is performed before an all-military audience.


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1x11 Fred Allen (November 19, 1950)


Fred Allen hosts with guests humorist/author H. Allen Smith; Tony award winning actress Sheila Bond; and Broadway performer Billy Tabbert.


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1x10 Martin & Lewis (November 12, 1950)


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return with guests singer/actress Kitty Kallen; future 'Jackie Gleason Show' co-star Joyce Randoph; comic dancer Leonard Barr; comic actor Sammy Petrillo; the dance team of De May and Moore; singers The Skylarks; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.


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1x09 Eddie Cantor (November 05, 1950)


Eddie Cantor hosts and is joined by his wife, Ida Cantor; his son-in law actor Robert Gari; radio comedian Charlie Cantor (no relation); dancers Fred and Sledge; Lesli Scott; Bil and Cora Baird's Marionettes; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.


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1x08 Bobby Clark (October 29, 1950)


Vaudeville and film comedian Bobby Clark hosted this show sponsored by Frigidaire. Clark welcomes baseball announcer Mel Allen; singer/actress Frances Langford; tennis player Gussie Moran; Argentinian jugglers Atilio and Hector, The Peiro Brothers; and comedy act The Albins


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1x07 Fred Allen (October 22, 1950)


Fred Allen hosts and welcomes guests Broadway actress/singer Ella Logan; dancers Anthony, Allyn and Hodges; comedians Mort and Art Havel; and from Allen's radio program comedian (and Allen's wife) Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly and Peter Donald.


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1x06 Martin & Lewis: Anything Goes (October 15, 1950)


Kitty Kallen; The Skylarks; Mayor Ralph Villani of Newark, N.J.; Mayor Walter Sterling of Steubenville, Ohio; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.


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1x05 Eddie Cantor (October 08, 1950)


Eddie Cantor returns as host with Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor does a sketch with his character 'Maxi the Taxi', and performs 'Dinah' in a production number.


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1x04 10/1/1950 (October 01, 1950)


In this episode sponsored by Frigidaire, Bobby Clark makes his debut as host. His guests include actress Joan Blondell and Broadway composer Sigmund Romberg. Clark appears in a comedy sketch about TV cameras in the courtroom.


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1x03 Fred Allen (September 24, 1950)


Fred Allen makes his hosting debut. His guests include actors Monte Woolley and Peter Donald; Risë Stevens from the Metropolitian Opera; ballet stars Sono Osato, Hugh Laing and Zachary Solov; Tony award winner David Burns; Fred Allen's radio co-horts Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly; with Al Goodman and his Orchestra.


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1x02 Let's Face It (September 17, 1950)


Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, has Dean and Jerry alongside gorgeous Marilyn Maxwell ("The Lemon Drop Kid") and comedian Leonard Barr. Sketches include a backstage bit with Martin and Lewis goofing around in their dressing room, and another with Jerry playing a little kid who goes to the movies with grown up Dean.


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1x01 Revenge with Music (September 10, 1950)


Eddie Cantor hosts the premiere episode of the series, joined by actor/dancer Tommy Wonder, opera soprano Yma Sumac, dancer Danny Daniels, Yiddish theatre star Joseph Buloff, Lew Hearn, Robert Gari, Jack Albertson, the ballet team of Val Buttingnol and Joy Williams, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The program was promoted in the NY Times as "a nostalgic review recalling the halcyon days of the New Amsterdam theater at Broadway and 42nd Street".