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Season 1 (CBS) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Updated May 2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Sponsored by Bulova Watch Corp.
Live from New York

CBS Saturdays 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern (60 min)
(07-Oct- 1950 to 09-Jun-1951)
Produced by Max Gordon

Starring: Frank Sinatra
Regulars:
Roberta Lee
Erin O'Brien,
Ben Blue
(comic)
Sidney Fields  
Pat Gaye
Joey Walsh
Axel Stordahl Orchestra

[01] Frank Sinatra Show
07Oct1950
Producer Paul Dudley
Directed by Hal Gerson
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Perry Como
J. Carrol Naish
Mary Mayo
tap dancers Harrison and Kaye
and The Moon Mists.
Highlights:
Frank sings "When You're Smiling" and "Ol' Man River".
Mary sings "I Concentrate On You".

[02] Frank Sinatra Show
14Oct1950
Producer Irving Mansfield
Directed by John Peyser
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Brian Aherne
Mary Mayo
Condos & Brandow (dance team Steve Condos and Jerry Brandow)
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills.

[03] Frank Sinatra Show
21Oct1950
Producer Irving Mansfield
Directed by John Peyser
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Mary McCarty
Lou Wills Jr.
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills
Highlights:
Frank sings "Soliloquy" from Carousel, and Mary does a 42nd Street routine.

[04] Frank Sinatra Show
28Oct1950
Producer Irving Mansfield
Directed by John Peyser
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Ben Blue and Family
and The Moon Mists

[05] Frank Sinatra Show
04Nov1950
Producer Irving Mansfield
Directed by John Peyser
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Nancy Walker
Teddy Hale
The Club Savannah Revue
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills
Highlights:
Frank and Nancy sing "Let's Go To My Place" from On the Town.

[06] Frank Sinatra Show
11Nov1950
Producer Marlo Lewis
Directed by John Wray
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Bob Sweeney
Hal March
acrobats The Asia Boys
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills
Highlights:
Frank does a takeoff on the song "Everything Happens to Me," with lyrics describing TV's pitfalls. Also included is a re-creation of the star's 1945 anti-discrimination short The House I Live In.

[07] Frank Sinatra Show
18Nov1950
Producer & Director Jack Donahue
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Patricia Morison
Jan Murray
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills
*Note: Bulova begins its sponsorship of half the show, intially for five weeks.

[08] Frank Sinatra Show
25Nov1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Sarah Vaughan
Johnny Coy
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills

[09] Frank Sinatra Show
02Dec1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Milton Berle
Toni Arden
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills

[10] Frank Sinatra Show
09Dec1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Jackie Gleason
June Hutton
Joe Bushkin and his Trio
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills

[11] Frank Sinatra Show
16Dec1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Phil Silvers
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills
Highlights:

[12] Frank Sinatra Show [Christmas Show]
23Dec1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Walter Slezak
Toni Harper
Ben Blue and Family (Roberta Lee, Sid Fields, Leslie Lyons, Pat Gaye, Joey Walsh)
The Whipoorwills
Highlights:
Frank sings "Jingle Bells," "Try a Little Tenderness," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Winter Wonderland," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
A bunch of kids join him for "Silent Night." 13-year-old Toni sings "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and duets with Frank on "Button Up Your Overcoat." The Whipoorwills perform a medley of Gay 90s songs.

[13] Frank Sinatra Show
30Dec1950
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Garry Moore
Ben Blue and Family
The Whipoorwills

[14] Frank Sinatra Show
06Jan1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
June Hutton
Buster West
Ben Blue and Family
The Heathertones
The Whipoorwills

[15] Frank Sinatra Show
13Jan1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Jackie Gleason
June Hutton
Buster West
dancers Tato and Julia
The Heathertones

[16] Frank Sinatra Show
20Jan1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Laraine Day
Leo Durocher
Phil Foster

[17] Frank Sinatra Show
27Jan1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Phil Silvers
June Hutton
Jack Goode
Ollie Frank
Harold Stone
Muriel Landers

[18] Frank Sinatra Show
03Feb1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Jackie Gleason
June Hutton
The Heathertones
Highlights:
Frank sings "It Had To Be You," "Take My Love," "Everything Happens to Me," "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,"
"My Heart Stood Still," and "I Am Loved."
June joins him for "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and then solos on "I Feel a Song Comin' On."
June and The Heathertones sing "Zip-a-dee Doo Dah" and The Heathertones do "They Couldn't Catch Me".

[19] Frank Sinatra Show
10Feb1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Barbara Britton
June Hutton
Jack Goode
Ollie Frank
The Heathertones

[20] Frank Sinatra Show
17Feb1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Faye Emerson
Skitch Henderson
Arthur Blake
Irving Kupcinet

[21] Frank Sinatra Show
24Feb1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Jean Carroll
Teddy Hale
June Hutton
The Heathertones

[22] Frank Sinatra Show
03Mar1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Perry Como
Frankie Laine
Betty and Jane Kean
June Hutton
ballroom dancers The Digatanos
The Heathertones
Cameo by The Andrews Sisters
Highlights:
Frank sings "I Get a Kick Out Of You," Perry does "If," and Frankie performs "That Lucky Old Sun."

[23] Frank Sinatra Show
10Mar1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Joan Blondell
Don Ameche
June Hutton
The Heathertones

[24] Frank Sinatra Show
17Mar1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Jackie Gleason
Mary McCarty
June Hutton
The Heathertones

[25] Frank Sinatra Show
24Mar1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Denise Darcel
Basil Rathbone

[26] Frank Sinatra Show
31Mar1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Peggy Lee
Conrad Nagel
Jack Gilford
dancers Mary Raye and Naldi
Highlights:
Peggy sings "Maņana".
Frank does a reprise of "The House I Live In."

[27] Frank Sinatra Show
07Apr1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Dagmar
Frank Fontaine
Harry Slate
June Hutton
The Heathertones

[28] Frank Sinatra Show
14Apr1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Rudy Vallee
The Pied Pipers

[29] Frank Sinatra Show
21Apr1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Smith and Dale
Al Bernie

[30] Frank Sinatra Show
28Apr1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Dagmar
Frank Fontaine
Henry Slate

[31] Frank Sinatra Show
05May1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Dagmar
Tim Herbert and Don Saxon
Eileen Barton
Joe Bushkin
June Hutton
Highlights:
Frank sings "When You're Smiling," "Hello Young Lovers," and "If".
Frank and June duet on "My Romance."
Joe performs "I Love a Piano" and Eileen joins him for "I Wanna Hang My Hat On a Tree That Grows in Brooklyn."
Eileen sings "What Do You Think I Am?," followed by Frank doing "Oh Look At Me Now"
(with modified lyrics and a slight assist from Eileen).
Dagmar sings "Ballin' the Jack," while Tim and Don do "Carolina in the Morning" and "Liza."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1uxNJ5R0hA

[32] Frank Sinatra Show
12May1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Jackie Gleason

[33] Frank Sinatra Show
19May1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Phil Silvers

[34] Frank Sinatra Show
26May1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
J. Carrol Naish
Phil Foster

[35] Frank Sinatra Show
02Jun1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
Phil Silvers
June Hutton

[36] Frank Sinatra Show
09Jun1951
Host Frank Sinatra
Guests
June Hutton

*NOTE: Replaced for the summer by "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town".

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