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The Colgate Comedy Hour 

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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

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Fred Hamilton
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6   5   4   3   2   1  
1955   1954   1953   1952   1951   1950  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Jerry Lewis ...  Himself - Host / ... 174 episodes, 1950-1955
Dean Martin ...  Himself - Host / ... 172 episodes, 1950-1955
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Todd Revue See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Woody Allen's television debut. See more »

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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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First Color Show?
9 October 2005 | by jpd1-1See all my reviews

Recently, Gloria O'Connor (Donald's widow) told me that she thought the Nov. 22, 1953 Colgate Comedy Hour was the first color telecast of the newly-approved color system. Evidently it was part of a test. Many old-timers have insisted that the Jan 1 Rose Bowl Parade was the first color telecast. Can anyone shed some light on the Colgate Comedy Hour? I met Joyce Smith, one of the original dancers, at an NBC Reunion and she also believed that the show was telecast in color. It would be a good thing to straighten this out for the history books. In addition, Joyce said the Comedy hour originated at the original 'El Capitan' theater on Vine Street.


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