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20 Oct. 1954
Dorothy Lamour
Movie star Dorothy Lamour is surprised by family and friends. Guests include Lamour's mother, husband, and three sons.
1 Dec. 1954
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
The only time two lives were honored on the show, as both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were the rather subdued subjects.
14 Dec. 1955
Harold Lloyd
Tonight's subject is Harold Lloyd, the silent screen's most financially successful comedian, who talks about how he created the famous 'glasses' character which gradually catapulted him to the top in 1920s Hollywood.
16 May 1956
Myrna Loy
Movie star Myrna Loy is surprised by family, friends, and associates.
21 Nov. 1956
Lou Costello
Beloved comedian Lou Costello is the subject, detailing his partnership with Bud Abbott, his unsuccessful start in 1920s Hollywood, and the tragic drowning of Lou's not quite 1 year old son Lou Jr., nicknamed Butch.
3 Apr. 1957
Buster Keaton
Tonight the subject is great silent comedian Buster Keaton, second only to Chaplin in his day, inspired by the forthcoming release of "The Buster Keaton Story," whose star, Donald O'Connor, is among the guests paying tribute.
1 May 1957
Minnie Pearl
Grand Ole Opry comedienne Minnie Pearl is the surprise honoree in this episode featuring several of her friends, family members, and associates.
15 May 1957
Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis, mother of movie star Bette Davis, is paid tribute by family and longtime friends. This episode was done at the suggestion of Bette Davis, who in 1971 was also paid tribute to by the program.
29 May 1957
Thelma White
Thelma White, the former vaudeville and B movie star, is paid tribute by friends, family, and associates. The episode also details Ms. White's past battles with health and her current career as a talent agent.
20 Nov. 1957
Boris Karloff
World famous star of monster movie lore Boris Karloff celebrates his 70th birthday as the very surprised guest of honor, featuring an appearance from makeup wizard Jack Pierce.
19 Feb. 1958
Helen Kane
The life of 1920's "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" singer Helen Kane is paid tribute to by family, friends, fans, and associates, and includes stories from her post-fame life battling illness and financial difficulties. Episode includes rare television appearances by songwriters Harry Ruby and Paul Ash, as well as one of Helen Kane's final appearances.

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