Texaco Star Theatre: Season 8, Episode 4

Episode #8.4 (29 Nov. 1955)
"Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle" Episode #8.4 (original title)

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Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Fred Burton (archive footage)
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Joan Lansing (archive footage)
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Herself - Singer / Sketch Actress
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Himself - Singer / Sketch Actor
Dick Contino ...
Himself - Accordion Player
Ben Blue ...
Sketch Actor
Victor Young and His Orchestra ...
Themselves - Orchestra
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Gus Coletti (archive footage)
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Herself - Commerical Spokeswoman
Jan Murray ...
Himself - Guest Host
Peg Murdoch ...
Herself - Singer / Commerical Spokeswoman
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Himself - Commerical Spokesman
Sid Fields ...
Sketch Actor
Stanley Clements ...
Sketch Actor
Leonard Bremen ...
Sketch Actor (as Lennie Bremen)
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Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about his move to the suburbs. Gale sings "I Hear You Knockin'" and Vic does "Autumn Leaves." Blue does a pantomime as a man in a park making friends with a young woman. Shown is a black-and-white dramatic sketch from the 9/29/1953 episode of "The Buick-Berle Show" featuring Frank Sinatra and Tallulah Bankhead. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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On Monday, Berle collapsed and was admitted to the hospital suffering from another bout of exhaustion. Singer Vic Damone was originally announced as Berle's replacement, but Jan Murray was flown from New York to Los Angeles to fill in. Eddie Cantor was also scheduled to appear as a guest, but he also fell ill. See more »

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Performed by Dick Contino
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