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Season 3 (DuMont) (1951-52)
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)

 ############# Cavalcade Of Stars #############
############## season 3 1951-52 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
DuMont Network Fridays at 10:00-11:00pm
Hosted by Jackie Gleason
Summer Replacement Host: Larry Storch

3.1 [116] Cavalcade of Stars
24Aug1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Robert Maxwell
Champ Butler
and Gracie Barrie.

3.2 [117] Cavalcade of Stars
31Aug1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
comic actress Luba Malina
and singer Champ Butler.

3.3 [118] Cavalcade of Stars
07Sep1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
actress Darla Hood
Maurice Rooco
and tenor Jan Peerce.

3.4 [119] Cavalcade of Stars
14Sep1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Kitty Kallen
singer Donald Richards
Paul Dixon
and lip-synching performer Dottie Mack.

3.5 [120] Cavalcade of Stars
21Sep1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Carl Ravazza
Opera singer Mimi Benzell from the Metropolitian Opera
and ballerina Kathryn Lee.

3.6 [121] Cavalcade of Stars
28Sep1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Rosalind Courtwright,
Jackie Heller
dance team of Harold and Lola.

3.7 [122] Cavalcade of Stars
05Oct1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singers Pearl Bailey
Donald Richards
and Bill Callahan.
Highlights:
Jackie plays Joe the Bartender and a slumming Reggie Van Gleason who's been disowned by his family.
This episode features the FIRST Honeymooners sketch. In the Kramdens' debut titled "Bread", an argument starts
when Ralph comes in from work and Alice wants him go back out and buy some bread. The fight climaxes when Ralph
tosses a canister of flour out the window. Moments later, an unhappy policeman covered in the white powder (Art Carney)
appears at the Kramdens' door. [RF]

3.8 [123] Cavalcade of Stars
12Oct1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Mel Torme
Metropolitan Opera star Lois Hunt
and violinist Maria Naglia.
Highlights:
"The Loudmouth" Charlie Bratton debuts and badgers meek Clem Finch who's trying to eat lunch. Gleason plays in
a silent movie sketch, "A Day at Coney Island." Torme sings "My Momma Told Me" and "Johnny One Note." Hunt performs
"The Laughing Song."
Announcer Russell says that due to popular response, they're presenting another Honeymooners sketch. In "Razor Blades",
Ralph is lathered up but can't find any blades. He accuses Alice of taking them and goes digging through her drawer,
tossing clothing as he goes. When he comes across her wedding dress, he cools off and apologizes. [RF]

3.9 [124] Cavalcade of Stars
19Oct1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Kitty Kallen
dance team Harold and Lola
and Lanny Ross.

3.10 [125] Cavalcade of Stars
26Oct1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalists Georgia Gibbs
Arthur Lee Simpkins
and columnist Earl Wilson.
Highlights:
Jackie performs a comedy magic act. Reginald Van Gleason III performs with the ridiculous musicians at a charity bazaar.
The June taylor Dancers perform two numbers. Clem Finch (Carney) and Charlie Bratton (Gleason) appear in another
lunchroom sketch. Gibbs sings "I'll Always Be in Love With You." Wilson recognizes Gleason for his charity work with
an amputees foundation. [RF]

3.11 [126] Cavalcade of Stars
02Nov1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Julie Wilson
vocalist Don Cornell
and the dance team of Gehrig and Weismuller.
Highlights:
Gleason opens with his celebrity impressions. Cornell sings his hit "It Isn't Fair" and Wilson does "Way Down Yonder
in New Orleans." Joe the Bartender gossips. In the Honeymooners sketch "The New Television Set", Alice tests out a
new TV set on a trial basis until Ralph hits the roof and orders her to return it. The TV man comes to reclaim the set
and tells Ralph how much Alice enjoyed watching it. Ralph relents and buys her the television. Gleason and Carney do
a silent movie take-off, ""Happy Jack Goes-A-Courtin"." [RF]

3.12 [127] Cavalcade of Stars
09Nov1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera star Roberta Peters
dancer Bob Fosse
and singer Alan Dale.

3.13 [128] Cavalcade of Stars
16Nov1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer-actor Harry Belafante
Opera star Igor Gorin
and pianist Carmen Cavallaro.
Highlights:
In the Honeymooners sketch "Ralph Threatens To Leave," Ralph complains about the meat loaf Alice made for dinner,
causing her to ridicule his bus driving career. Insulted, Ralph storms out. Goren sings "Without a Song" and Rossini's
"La Danza." Cavallaro plays Chopin's "Polonaise." Belafante performs with the June Taylor Dancers. Joe the Bartender
gossips and Reggie Van Gleason III leads a ragged boys' troop. [RF]

3.14 [129] Cavalcade of Stars
23Nov1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Nancy Wright
Georgie Tapps
and singer Dick Haymes.

3.15 [130] Cavalcade of Stars
30Nov1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Metropolitan Opera tenor Richard Tucker
comedian-impressionist George Kirby
and nightclub singer Yvette.

3.16 [131] Cavalcade of Stars
07Dec1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Flamenco dancer Trini Reyes
and bandleader Cab Calloway.
Highlights:
Fenwick Babbitt appears on the game show "Can You Do This" hosted by Happy Larry Barnaby (Carney). Rudy the Repairman
and Whitey cause destruction attempting to kill a mouse. Cab Calloway singing "That Old Black Magic" and "The Hi-De-Ho
Man"; Mary Mayo sings "Blue Moon." In the Honeymooners sketch "Ring Salesman", Ralph jumps to conclusions and assumes
Alice is having an affair with a ring salesman. In actuality, he's helping her buy Ralph's Christmas present. [RF]

3.17 [132] Cavalcade of Stars
14Dec1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera tenor Jan Peerce
actress Martha Stewart
and 8-year-old Verna Raymond.
Highlights:
In the Honeymooners sketch "Quiz Show", Ralph goes on incessantly about Alice's wrong answer costing them a big prize
on a radio show. (Their consolation prize is a years worth of cereal.) The sponsor and host visit the Kramdens because
they discovered that Alice DID give the correct answer. Now it's up to big mouth Ralph to answer a question correctly
to win the prize for them. [RF]

3.18 [133] Cavalcade of Stars
21Dec1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Broadway and radio vocalist Jane Pickens
The Beachcombers
and juggler Rudy Cardenas.
Highlights:
A Christmas Eve Honeymooners sketch featuring many of Gleason's characters visiting the Kramdens' apartment. Ralph
misses them all abecause he's out buying potato salad. The show closes with cast and audience singing "Silent Night."
*Note: TV Guide presents Gleason with the "Personality of the Year" award. [RF]

3.19 [134] Cavalcade of Stars
28Dec1951 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Georgia Gibbs
and 8-year-old Verna Raymond.

3.20 [135] Cavalcade of Stars
04Jan1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Champ Butler
songstress Jane Morgan
and dancer Ray Malone.

3.21 [136] Cavalcade of Stars
11Jan1952 DuMont Fri
Guest Host Donald Richards
Guests:
singer-pianist Hazel Scott
dancer Chaz Chase
and Trini Reyes.

3.22 [137] Cavalcade of Stars
18Jan1952 DuMont Fri
Guest Host Art Carney
Guests:
The Beachcombers
Kitty Kallen
comedian Jay Marshall
and 8-year-old Verna Raymond.

3.23 [138] Cavalcade of Stars
25Jan1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Teresa Brewer
and Morton Downey.

3.24 [139] Cavalcade of Stars
01Feb1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Peggy Lee
and Carlos Ramirez.
*Note: Kathryn Murray appears to present Jackie with a check for $10,000 for the National Amputation Foundation
(Gleason is the national chairman). [RF]

3.25 [140] Cavalcade of Stars
08Feb1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera tenor Eugene Conley
and singer-actress Polly Bergen.

3.26 [141] Cavalcade of Stars
15Feb1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera singer Lois Hunt
and singer Donald Richards.

3.27 [142] Cavalcade of Stars
22Feb1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Mel Torme
and Thelma Carpenter.

3.28 [143] Cavalcade of Stars
29Feb1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera and Broadway tenor Robert Rounseville
and singer Betty George.

3.29 [144] Cavalcade of Stars
07Mar1952 DuMont Fri
Morey Amsterdam substituted for Jackie Gleason who was injured rehearsing a wrestling sketch.
Guests:
Tenor Jan Peerce
and actress Roberta Quinlan.

3.30 [145] Cavalcade of Stars
14Mar1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
tenor Clark Dennis
mezzo soprano Nancy Donovan
and $150,000 worth of mink coats.

3.31 [146] Cavalcade of Stars
21Mar1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Alan Dale
and singer Yvette.

3.32 [147] Cavalcade of Stars
28Mar1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Connie Haines
and Stuart Harris.

3.33 [148] Cavalcade of Stars
04Apr1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer-actress Dorothy Dandridge
and Del Casino.

3.34 [149] Cavalcade of Stars
11Apr1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Peggy Lee
and Opera baritone Lawrence Winters.

3.35 [150] Cavalcade of Stars
18Apr1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
the Deep River Boys
and singer Mary Mayo.

3.36 [151] Cavalcade of Stars
25Apr1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Tony Bennett
and vocalist Beverly Hudson.

3.37 [152] Cavalcade of Stars
02May1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Johnny Desmond
and Broadway musical comedy performer Betty George.

3.38 [153] Cavalcade of Stars
09May1952 DuMont Fri
Guest Host Art Carney
Guests:
big band vocalist Toni Arden
ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson
comic and singer Ralph Young
and musical comedy sister act Betty and Jane Kean.

3.39 [154] Cavalcade of Stars
16May1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Merv Griffin
and vocalist Jane Pickens.

3.40 [155] Cavalcade of Stars
23May1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singers Donald Richards
and Jane Morgan.

3.41 [156] Cavalcade of Stars
30May1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
singer Collette Lyons
and Metropolitan opera tenor Eugene Conley.

3.42 [157] Cavalcade of Stars
06Jun1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Morton Downey
and The DeCastro Sisters.

3.43 [158] Cavalcade of Stars
13Jun1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
vocalist Nat "King" Cole and Mary Mayo.

3.44 [159] Cavalcade of Stars
20Jun1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
Opera star Richard Tucker
and singer Teresa Brewer.

3.45 [160] Cavalcade of Stars
27Jun1952 DuMont Fri
Host Jackie Gleason
Guests:
slapstick novelty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys
and tap dancers The Clark Brothers.

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Cavalcade Of Stars: Hosted by Larry Storch (4Jul52-26Sep52) Summer Replacement for Jackie Gleason
=======================================================================

3.46 [161] Cavalcade of Stars
04Jul1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
Opera soprano Roberta Peters
jazz pianist Maurice Rocco
Flamenco dancer Trini Reyes
and tap dancer Derby Wilson.

3.47 [162] Cavalcade of Stars
11Jul1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
harpist Robert Maxwell
singer Connie Haines
and baritone Earl Wrightson.

3.48 [163] Cavalcade of Stars
18Jul1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
the "Velvet Fog" Mel Torme
vocalist Kitty Kallen
and The Clark Brothers.

3.49 [164] Cavalcade of Stars
25Jul1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
singer Connie Russell
violinist Florian Zabach
vocalist Donald Richards
and The Pastels.

3.50 [165] Cavalcade of Stars
01Aug1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
bandleader-pianist Carmen Cavallero
vocalist June Valli
and Broadway performer Tony Bavaar.

3.51 [166] Cavalcade of Stars
08Aug1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
bandleader Bob Crosby
ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson
and singer-violinist Gizele MacKenzie.

[--] Cavalcade of Stars
15Aug1952 DuMont Fri
pre-empted for College All Stars vs Los Angeles Rams football game at Soldiers' Field in Chicago. [RF]


3.52 [167] Cavalcade of Stars
22Aug1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
Broadway actress-dancer Doretta Morrow
and Don Cornell.

3.53 [168] Cavalcade of Stars
29Aug1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
vocalist Alan Dale
and singer Jane Pickens.

3.54 [169] Cavalcade of Stars
05Sep1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
tenor Jan Peerce
and singer Marilyn Ross.

3.55 [170] Cavalcade of Stars
12Sep1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
vocalist Georgia Gibbs
and baritone Earl Wrightson.

3.56 [171] Cavalcade of Stars
19Sep1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
Metropolitan Opera star Lois Hunt
and Broadway performer Tony Bavaar.

3.57 [172] Cavalcade of Stars (final episode)
26Sep1952 DuMont Fri
Host Larry Storch
Guests:
vocalist Donald Richards
and songstress Mary Mayo.
*Note: Larry Storch hosts the final episode of the series. [RF]

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