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"Shower of Stars" Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday (1958)

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Hugh Wedlock Jr. (written by) and
Howard Snyder (written by)
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Original Air Date:
13 February 1958 (Season 4, Episode 3)


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Don Bestor ... Don Bestor

Mel Blanc ... Mel Blanc

Bob Crosby ... Bob

Dennis Day ... Dennis Day

Andy Devine ... Andy

Paul Douglas ... Paul Douglas

Johnny Green ... Johnny Green

Phil Harris ... Phil
Sam Hearn ... Sam
George Hicks ... Himself

Van Johnson ... Himself

Joseph Kearns ... Joe (as Joe Kearns)
Mary Livingstone ... Mary

Mahlon Merrick ... Mahlon
Frank Nelson ... Frank

Frank Parker ... Frank
Robert Sabonjian ... Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois
The Sportsmen Quartet ... Themselves (as The Sportsmen)
Jo Stafford ... Herself
Larry Stevens ... Larry

Ted Weems ... Ted

Don Wilson ... Don Wilson

Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Charles Bagby ... Charlie (as Charlie Bagby)
Frank Remley ... Frankie
Wayne Songer ... Wayne
Sammy Weiss ... Sammy

Art Gilmore ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones

George Olsen ... Himself (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Seymour Berns 
Writing credits
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (written by) (as Hugh Wedlock) and
Howard Snyder (written by)

Produced by
Cecil Barker .... producer
John F. Meyers .... associate producer
Art Direction by
Robert Tyler Lee 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John F. Meyers .... associate director
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Morris .... lighting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alvina Tomin .... gowns: Mary Costa (as Alvena Tomin)
Music Department
Sid Kuller .... special lyrics
Lyn Murray .... musical director
Other crew
Jack Boyle .... choreographer
A.J. Cunningham .... technical director
Jack Langdon .... assistant to the producer

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson could not attend the celebration due to illness. His part in the comedy sketches was performed by Andy Devine.See more »
Happy BirthdaySee more »


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