Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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The Hostess with the Mostest 

The story of Perle Mesta, who became, first, a renowned society hostess, and then an ambassadress.

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Perle Mesta
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Maizie Weldon / Herself
Perle Mesta ...
Herself
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Charley Potter
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George Mesta
Frank Milan ...
Philip Caldwell
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Emily
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Mattie Mae
Peter J. Votrian ...
Mac
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Young Perle Mesta
Fred Essler ...
Professor Frolich
Emily Lawrence ...
Reverend Mother
Karen Lenay ...
Countess Bellefonte
Carol Veazie ...
Mrs. Kreeger
Howard Wendell ...
Senator Kreeger
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Mrs. Mesta's biography, from her lonely childhood in the oil patch, to her term as Truman's ambassador to Luxembourg. Along the way, we see her marriage to Steel magnate George Mesta, her accident-prone first party in Washington, and an incident where she tries to help a boy refugee from East Berlin. Written by WesternOne

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21 March 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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References Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) See more »

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