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
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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
Performed by Dick Contino See more