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Season 1 (DuMont) (1949-50)
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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DuMont WABD Saturdays 9:00-10:00pm

[01] Cavalcade of Stars  [Premiere]
04Jun1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Jazz singer Joan Edwards

[02] Cavalcade of Stars
11Jun1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-actress Ella Logan
singer-pianist Maurice Rocco

[03] Cavalcade of Stars
18Jun1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Singer-actress Marilyn Maxwell

[04] Cavalcade of Stars
25Jun1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Opera singer Mimi Benzell

[05] Cavalcade of Stars
02Jul1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-actress Vivian Blaine
Ronnie Lee
Al Trahan

dance team of Mata and Hari
acrobatic act Los Goltos.

[06] Cavalcade of Stars
09Jul1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Kay Starr
ballroom dancers Fred and Susan Barry.

[07] Cavalcade of Stars
16Jul1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer Pearl Bailey
Robert Weede
Peggy Taylor
Vic Hyde
The Nonchalants
Lawlor and Clarke.


[08] Cavalcade of Stars
23Jul1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Jackie Miles
Kitty Kallen

marionette puppeteers Martin Brothers
dancers The Andrew Twins
The Four Step Brothers.


[09] Cavalcade of Stars
30Jul1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comic pianist Victor Borge
Jazz singer Thelma Carpenter
comic acrobats-tumblers The Emerald Sisters
and The Beatrice Kraft Dancers.

[10] Cavalcade of Stars
06Aug1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comedian Henny Youngman
Hammond organist Ethel Smith
vocalist Joan Merrill
dance duo Raye and Naldi
and Brazilian acrobatics Vic and Adio.

[11] Cavalcade of Stars
13Aug1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-actress Janet Blair
song and dance act The Blackburn Twins
bicycle trio The Shyrettos
singer-dancer Dorothy Jarnac
actor Zero Mostel
and vocalist Carl Ravazza.

[12] Cavalcade of Stars
20Aug1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Opera singer Gladys Swarthout
dancers The Dunhills
singer Mimi Benzell
and The Barry Sisters

[13] Cavalcade of Stars
27Aug1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Broadway and film actress-singer Vivian Blaine
singer Georgia Gibbs
acrobats-dancers The Winter Sisters
comic musicians The Pitchmen
dancer Kathryn Lee
comic Phil Foster
and singers The Treniers.

[14] Cavalcade of Stars
03Sep1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer Luba Malina
The Golden Gate Quartet
Ray Malone
dance team Helen and Howard
and puppeteer George Prentice.

[15] Cavalcade of Stars
10Sep1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
ventriloquist Paul Winchell
Jazz singer Joan Edwards
singer Donald Richards
The Clark Brothers
and acrobat act The Acromaniacs.

[16] Cavalcade of Stars
17Sep1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
pianist Hazel Scott
comedian Jackie Miles
harmonica player Stan Fisher
Chinese acrobats The Canton Brothers
and balancing act The Fontaines.

[17] Cavalcade of Stars
24Sep1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer Connee Boswell
singer-actor Carlos Ramirez
the Lavernes
singer-dancer Evelyn Farney
and novelty roller skating act Earl, Jack and Betty.

[18] Cavalcade of Stars
01Oct1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-personality Kitty Carlisle
guitarist Tito Guizar
comedienne Jean Carroll
and dancers DeMarlos.

[19] Cavalcade of Stars
08Oct1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
bandleader Cab Calloway
actress Marie MacDonald
acrobatic tap dancers the Martin Brothers
vocalists the Wayne Martin Trio
and comedian Gil Lamb.

[20] Cavalcade of Stars
15Oct1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
vocalist Carol Bruce
knockabout comics the Calgary Brothers
ballroom dance team Landre and Verna
singer Josh White
baton twirlers Ted and Flo Vallett
and comic actress Alice Pearce.

[21] Cavalcade of Stars
22Oct1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comedian Bert Lahr
vocalist Dorothy Claire
singers The Chords
comic-acrobat Walter Dale Wall
dancers Mata and Hari
and vocalists the DeCastro Sisters.

[22] Cavalcade of Stars
29Oct1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comic performer Zero Mostel
actress-singer Vivian Blaine
comedienne Virginia Lee
the Richard Adair Dancers
and French opera star Louis Mariano in his American debut.

[23] Cavalcade of Stars
05Nov1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
magician Galli-Galli
dancing comedian Willie Shore
Margo, Paul and Paulette Trio
singer Milton Douglas
and dancers Laurette and Clymas.

[24] Cavalcade of Stars
12Nov1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comic Bert Wheeler
singer Kitty Kallen
vocalist Donald Richards
dancers The Spaulding Trio
and juggler Rudy Cardenas.

[25] Cavalcade of Stars
19Nov1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-dancer Lina Romay
comic entertainer Jackie Coogan
acrobats The Harstons
tap dancer Hal LeRoy
East Indian dance team Copsey and Ayres
and comedy trio The Extremes.

[26] Cavalcade of Stars
26Nov1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
actress Ilona Massey
comedian Pinky Lee
Bill Graves
and singers (Josef) Marias and Miranda.

[27] Cavalcade of Stars
03Dec1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
vocalist Joan Merrill
film and radio comedienne Vera Vague.

[28] Cavalcade of Stars
10Dec1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
comic juggler
teeterboard performer Lee Marx
the DeMarco Sisters
and legendary vaudeville comedy team (Joe) Smith and (Charlie) Dale.
Highlights:
The two perform their famous "Dr. Kronkheit" skit. [RF]

[29] Cavalcade of Stars
17Dec1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
singer-actress Monica Lewis
comic Jack Durant
old-time vaudeville pantomine act Willie, West and McGinty
Chinese dance team Toy and Wing
and teeter-board acrobats Yacopies.

[30] Cavalcade of Stars
24Dec1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
ventriloquist Paul Winchell (with Jerry Mahoney)
pianist Hazel Scott
singers The Melody Men
adagio dancers the Peggy Taylor Trio
and dance team The Debonaires.

[31] Cavalcade of Stars
31Dec1949 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Latin dance team Antonio and Rosario (Antonio Ruiz and Rosario Perez)
drummer David Powell
acrobats the Wong Sisters
and stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll.

[32] Cavalcade of Stars
07Jan1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Chico Marx
tap dancer Johnny Mack
ballroom dancers Jayne and Adam DiGatano
and guitarists-vocalists the Alexander Brothers.

[33] Cavalcade of Stars
14Jan1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
vocalist Frances Langford
singer-film actor Jack Leonard
bicycle comedy act Bobby Whaling
dancers The Step Brothers
acrobatic comic Ladd Lyon.

[34] Cavalcade of Stars
21Jan1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
vocalist Mindy Carson
acrobatic act the Lane Brothers
vocal group the Deep River Boys
comedy ballroom dancers The Albins
and impressionist Leo De Lyon.

[35] Cavalcade of Stars
28Jan1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
baritone Robert Merrill of the Metropolitan Opera
singers-dancers the MelloLarks
acrobats Johnson and Owen
vocalist Jack Leonard
and the Richard Adair Dancers.

[36] Cavalcade of Stars
04Feb1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Andy and Della Russell
ventriloquist Jay Marshall
ballerina Patricia Bowman from Radio City Music Hall
pianist Stan Freeman
and trampoline act Monroe and Grant.

[37] Cavalcade of Stars
11Feb1950 WABD Sat
Host Jack Carter
Guests:
Broadway and film vocalist Jane Pickens
tap dancers Buck and Bubbles
the Hamilton Dancers
and the Great Barton.

[38] Cavalcade of Stars
18Feb1950 WABD Sat
Film comic Bert Wheeler marks his return to performing by hosting this week's show.
Guests:
Jazz singer Joan Edwards
comics the Slate Brothers
and dancer Johnny Coy.

[39] Cavalcade of Stars
25Feb1950 WABD Sat
Comedian Jackie Miles hosts this episode.
Guests:
Cabaret singer Gigi Durston
comic dancer Betty Bruce
acrobats The Vanderbilts
juggler Stan Kavanaugh
and Apache dancers The Appletons.

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Cavalcade of Stars: Hosted by Jerry Lester (takes over from Jack Carter)
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[40] Cavalcade of Stars
04Mar1950 WABD Sat
Comedian Jerry Lester makes his debut as host of Cavalcade.
Guests:
singer-actress Janis Paige
dancer Dorothy Jarnac
tap dancers the Mayo Brothers
the Irving Fields Trio
and Metropolitan Opera baritone Salvatore Baccoloni.

[41] Cavalcade of Stars
11Mar1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
singer Connie Haines
comic pianist Maurice Rocco
vocalist Bob Scheerer
the Chandra Kaly Dancers
and slapstick comedy acrobats The Four Fays.

[42] Cavalcade of Stars
18Mar1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
singer-actress Janet Blair
actor Lee Marks
and Christina and Moll.

[43] Cavalcade of Stars
25Mar1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
actor Chester Morris
and actress Kyle MacDonnell.

[44] Cavalcade of Stars
01Apr1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comic actor Bert Gordon
actor John Loder
and singer Gertrude Niesen.

[45] Cavalcade of Stars
08Apr1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comic Bert Wheeler
Jerry Wayne
and actress Kyle MacDonnell.

[46] Cavalcade of Stars
15Apr1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
actor J. Carrol Naish
harmonica player Leo Diamond
singer-impressionist Sonny Howard
and comedians Carl Reiner and Louis Nye in uncredited bits.
*NOTE: J. Carrol Naish makes his TV debut.

[47] Cavalcade of Stars
22Apr1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
dancer Romona Lang
magician Galli-Galli
actress Kyle MacDonnell
acrobats the Schaller Brothers
and Jackie Robinson from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Highlights:
Lester dressed as a clown, a take-off on Arthur Godfrey (called Arthur Clodfrey), magician Galli-Galli making
baby chicks appear under cups, MacDonnell sings "The Boy Next Door", and Jackie Robinson appears in a maudlin
sketch where he visits a kid in a wheelchair. [RF]

[48] Cavalcade of Stars
29Apr1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comedian Sam Levinson
ballroom dancers Yvonne and Clavel
and comic musicians the Korn Kobblers.

[49] Cavalcade of Stars
06May1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
The Four Steps
vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale
trumpeter Leonard Sues
and Opera singer Mimi Benzell.

[50] Cavalcade of Stars
13May1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comedians Jack Pearl
and Cliff Hall
the comedy team Elsa and Waldo
and the Kurt Jons Dancers.

[51] Cavalcade of Stars
20May1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
baseball great Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers
singer Mindy Carson
dancers Lucienne and Ashour
and English comedian Rex Raymer.
Highlights:
In one sketch, Jackie Robinson and his son visit Lester and his son. Clips from the film The Jackie Robinson Story
are shown. [RF]

[52] Cavalcade of Stars
27May1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
bandleader Carl Ravazza
actor Keye Luke
tap dancer Ray Malone
and singer Susan Miller.

[53] Cavalcade of Stars
03Jun1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
ventriloquist Paul Winchell and dummy Jerry Mahoney
Jane Pickens and the Escourtiers
rhumba dancers Horatio & Lana
actress Kim Stanley
and actor John Garfield.
Highlights:
Winchell tries to get a reluctant Mahoney to go to sleep; when he does, the dummy dreams about the two trading places.
Songs from Pickens and her Escourtiers include "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "St. Louis Blues." Lester is a greedy
contestant on the radio quiz show "Take It or Lump It." Garfield and Stanley perform a dramatic scene from
Clifford Odets' Golden Boy. Lester juggles.
*NOTE: Jerry Lester hosts this episode celebrating the series' first anniversary. [RF]

[54] Cavalcade of Stars
10Jun1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comedian Larry Storch
harmonica player John Sebastian
ballroom dancers Mario and Floria
vocalist Kitty Kallen
and Hungarian music group Rudy Barron and the Gypsy Princesses.

[55] Cavalcade of Stars
17Jun1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
comedian Jackie Miles
actress-singer Vivian Blaine
and actor Carlos Ramirez.

[56] Cavalcade of Stars
24Jun1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti
singer Beatrice Kaye
tap dancer Evelyn Farney
trumpeter Leonard Sues
and actor-comedian Wally Brown.

[57] Cavalcade of Stars
01Jul1950 WABD Sat
Host Jerry Lester
Guests:
singer Georgia Gibbs
dance team The Three Rockets
singers The Continentals
and comic dancers Helene and Howard.

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Cavalcade of Stars: Hosted by Jackie Gleason (takes over from Jerry Lester)
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[58] Cavalcade of Stars
08Jul1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
comedienne Rose Marie
tap dancer Evelyn Farney and her Morrison Dancers
The DeCastro Sisters
and comic Hank Ladd.
*Note: Jackie Gleason debuts as the series' host this week.

[59] Cavalcade of Stars
15Jul1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
actress Gloria DeHaven
singer Eddie Fisher
actor Roger Ray
and comedy acrobats the Schaller Brothers.
Highlights:
In one sketch, Art Carney plays a photographer hired to take photos of "The Man of Distinction",
Reginald Van Gleason III, for a whiskey advertisement By the end of the shoot, they're both loaded from
having tested the product a few too many times. [RF]

[60] Cavalcade of Stars
22Jul1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald
Broadway actress/comedienne Kate Murtagh
and dance team (Mary) Ray and (Mario) Naldi.

[61] Cavalcade of Stars
29Jul1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
The Martin Brothers
The Modernaires
comic actress Ada Lynne
tap dancer Evelyn Farney
and the Carlos Morrison Dancers.

[62] Cavalcade of Stars
05Aug1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Vaudeville comic Bert Wheeler
Singer Billy Daniels
Ballroom dance duo Cabot and Dresden
Vocalist Dorothy Claire
and acrobats the Kanazawa Trio.

[63] Cavalcade of Stars
12Aug1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Entertainers Andy and Della Russell
comedian Clarence Stroud
and acrobatic team Los Gatos.

[64] Cavalcade of Stars
19Aug1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
pianist Victor Borge
songstress Frances Langford
singer Donald Richards
actress Gloria Gilbert
and Son and Sonny.
Highlights:
Borge performs a bit at the piano showing how the great composers created their famous melodies.
Richards sings "Tenement Symphony" and "Maybe Iím in Love With You."
Langford joins town marshal Gleason in an old west sketch set at the Last Chance saloon. [RF]

[65] Cavalcade of Stars
26Aug1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera star Richard Tucker from the Met
instrumental trio the Three Suns
comic dancers, the Appletons
and comedienne Ann Anderson.

[66] Cavalcade of Stars
02Sep1950 WABD Sat
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale
singer Gracie Barrie
and the Beachcombers.
Highlights:
Homeowner Carney panics during a blaze as firemen Smith and Dale play cards. The June Taylor Dancers perform to
"Just One of Those Things". [RF]

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