Legendary Broadway star Carol Channing is surprised by family, friends, and associates in this memory lane look at her life and career. This episode features a rare television appearance by famed screenwriter-novelist Anita Loos, author of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
Actress Irene Ryan ("The Beverly Hillbillies") is paid tribute to by friends and associates spanning her careers in vaudeville, film, stage, and television. The episode was filmed after the final episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" although that series had not yet been canceled by CBS when this program was filmed in mid 1971. "This is Your Life Irene Ryan" aired one week after the final appearance of "The Beverly Hillbillies" (September 7, 1971, a rerun) on the CBS prime time lineup. This was one of Ms. Ryan's final appearances before her death in 1973.
Emmy-winning actress Nanette Fabray is surprised by family and friends in this episode that tells the story of her career on stage, screen, and television as well as her work for the hearing-impaired community.
Movie star Anne Baxter is surprised by friends, family members, and associates in this episode. Bette Davis, reunited with her "All About Eve" costar, makes her third and final appearance on "This is Your Life".