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Season 1 (NBC) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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NBC Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 pm (4Oct50-18Jul51)

[01] 4-Star Revue
04Oct1950
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
French chanteuse Edith Piaf
British comedian Ben Wrigley

[02] 4-Star Revue
11Oct1950
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
singer-actress Marie McDonald
violinist Ruggiero Ricci
and dancer-actress Sheila Bond.

[03] 4-Star Revue
18Oct1950 [Syracuse Herald]
30Oct1950 [Independent Long Beach] Monday airing
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
singer Beatrice Lillie
British comedian Ben Wrigley
Merrill Abbott Dancers
and an extraordinary dog act called Gautier's Bricklayers.
*Note: Jimmy Durante was to host but due to the death of his life-long friend, confidante and manager Lou Clayton,
requested to cancel his show for a few weeks to allow him to recover and Wynn volunteered to switch his show dates
with Durante.

[04] 4-Star Revue
25Oct1950
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
film star Evelyn Keyes
comedienne Mary McCarty
and The Honey Brothers .

[05] 4-Star Revue
01Nov1950
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
singer-dancer-actor Donald O'Connor
actress Joyce Holden
Gwen Carter (Donald's wife)
Durante's old friend and partner Eddie Jackson
and the acrobatic team of Wells and Fournais.

[06] 4-Star Revue
08Nov1950
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
actress Celeste Holm

[07] 4-Star Revue
15Nov1950
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Gertrude Nielsen
actor-comedian Buster Keaton
Dick and Dot Remy
Duke Art Jr.

[08] 4-Star Revue
22Nov1950
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Hal March
Betty Kean
Bob Sweeney
impressionist Jack Gilford
vocalist Jane Dulo
Jack Norton
Billy Sands

and The Honey Brothers.

[09] 4-Star Revue
29Nov1950
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Helen Traubel
Candy Candido
Eddie Jackson
Jack Roth
Jules Buffano


[10] 4-Star Revue
06Dec1950
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Soprano Bidu Sayao

[11] 4-Star Revue
13Dec1950
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
singer Pearl Bailey
radio and screen star Ilona Massey
and comedian Buster Keaton.

[12] 4-Star Revue
20Dec1950
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Butch Cavell
Betty Kean
Hal March
The Honey Brothers
Jack Norton

and Bob Sweeney.

[13] 4-Star Revue
27Dec1950
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Luba Malina
Bill and Cora Baird
Eddie Jackson

and Jack Roth.

 (27-Dec-1950)

[14] 4-Star Revue
03Jan1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Lisa Kirk
Arnold Stang
Julie Oshing

Lawrence Fletcher
the Corinne and Tito Valdez dance team

[15] 4-Star Revue
10Jan1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Eddie Cantor
Georgia Gibbs
Richard Himber
Lucienne and Ashour
The Ivanovs

and The Dick Barstow Dancers.

[16] 4-Star Revue
17Jan1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Robert Alda
Betty and Jane Kean
Sweeney and March
The Honey Brothers
Jack Norton
Dean Elliott's Orchestra


[17] 4-Star Revue
24Jan1951
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Jack Albertson
Dort Clark
Eddie Jackson
Jack Roth
Jules Buffano
Bill Baird's Marionettes
Harris and Anders
Douglas Coudy Dancers


[18] 4-Star Revue
31Jan1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
singer-actress Kay Armen
ballerina Nora Kaye
and dancing star Bill Skipper.

[19] 4-Star Revue
07Feb1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Anne Jeffreys
Eric Victor
Lorraine Rognan
Milton Cross
Richard Himber
Will Mahoney
Sid Marion

and The Marvels.

[20] 4-Star Revue
14Feb1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Lola Albright
Jack LaRue
Jack Gilford
Jack Norton
Billy Sands
The Honey Brothers

and Sweeney and March.

[21] 4-Star Revue
21Feb1951
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Don Ameche
Patricia Wheel

comedian Ben Wrigley
dancer Trini Reyes
Eddie Jackson
Jack Roth

and Jules Buffano.

[22] 4-Star Revue
28Feb1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Margaret O'Brien
Peggy Ryan
Ray McDonald
Bunny Lewbell

and Pansy the Horse.

[23] 4-Star Revue
07Mar1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Adriana and Charlie
Fred Allen

singer Gale Robbins
magician-musician Richard Himber

[24] 4-Star Revue
14Mar1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
singer-actress Lola Albright
Jack LaRue
Sweeney and March

comic Billy Sands
The Honey Brothers
and The Pastels vocal group.

[25] 4-Star Revue
21Mar1951
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Carmen Miranda
Eddie Jackson
Jack Roth
Ben Wrigley

and Betty Garde.

[26] 4-Star Revue
28Mar1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
singer Kay Starr
dancer Pearl Primus
Julie Oshins
Bunny Lewbel
Paul Sydell and Susie
Jesse James and Cornell.

[27] 4-Star Revue
04Apr1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Lauritz Melchoir
magician-bandleader Richard Himber
The Paul Steffan Dancers
and The Cimce Sensations.

[28] 4-Star Revue
11Apr1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Lola Albright
Sweeney & March
the Honey Brothers
Elliot Sullivan

and The Pastels.

[29] 4-Star Revue
18Apr1951
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Sophie Tucker
Eddie Jackson
Ben Wrigley
Betty Garde
Jack Roth

and Jules Buffano.

[30] 4-Star Revue
25Apr1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
singer Kay Starr
eight-year-old actress Bunny Lewbel
comedienne Julie Oshins
dancer Les Zoris
and The Hoosier Hot Shots.

[31] 4-Star Revue
02May1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Hermione Gingold
Constance Moore

impressionist Dean Murphy
The Paul Steffan Dancers
comedian Jack Norton
and bicycle act Theron Troupe.

[32] 4-Star Revue
09May1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Lola Albright
The Honey Brothers
Sweeney & March
Jack Norton

[33] 4-Star Revue
16May1951
Hosted by Jimmy Durante
guests
Eddie Jackson
Jack Roth
Jules Buffoon
Al Norman
Milton Frome


[34] 4-Star Revue
23May1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Rufe Davis
Mayo Brothers
Kay Starr
Bunny Lewbel.


[35] 4-Star Revue
30May1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
comedian Jack Carter
singer Teresa Brewer
comic Romo Vincent
Jack Gilford
The Paul Steffen Dancers
The Five Machines.


[36] 4-Star Revue
06Jun1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Ruth McDevitt
Michael Fruchtman
The Pastels
Lola Albright

comedians Sweeney & March
Jack Norton

and The Honey Brothers.

[37] 4-Star Revue
13Jun1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Anthony, Allyn and Hodges
Kay Starr
Bunny Lewbel

[38] 4-Star Revue
20Jun1951
Hosted by Ed Wynn
guests
Pearl Bailey
Laraine Day
Landre and Verna
Baudy's Greyhounds
Mazzone Abbott Dancers


[39] 4-Star Revue
27Jun1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Kay Starr
Bunny Lewbel
The DeMathazzis
The Four Skating Macks

[40] 4-Star Revue
04Jul1951
Hosted by Jack Carson
guests
Lola Albright
The Honey Brothers
Jack Nortom
Sweeney & March

[41] 4-Star Revue
11Jul1951
Hosted by Danny Thomas
guests
Paulette Goddard
Kay Starr
The Clock Brothers


[42] 4-Star Revue
18Jul1951
Hosted by Jackie Gleason
guests
Denise Darcel
*Note: Jackie Gleason heads the "4-Star Revue" for its final offering of the season.
The show returns in the fall under the new title "All-Star Revue" in Jack Carter's show spot.
Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Danny Thomas and Jack Carson return as headliners, augmented by Donald O'Connor
and other top names being lined up.

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