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The Ken Murray Show (1950-53)
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THE KEN MURRAY SHOW
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CBS (Saturdays 8:00-9:00pm ET)
Producers: Ken Murray, Ben Brady, Howard Reilly, Frank Salem

US Music Variety Series 1950-53   87 episodes x 60 min   plus 10 episodes x 30 min

Host: Ken Murray
regulars:
Art Lund
Darla Hood
Laurie Anders
Anita Gordon
Johnny Johnston
Betty Lou Walters
Joe Besser
Jack Mulhall
and The Glamourlovelies.

Orchestra: David Broekman, Jane Bermeler

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CBS Saturdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (60 min)
aired alternately with the "54th Street Revue".

[01] The Ken Murray Show [Premiere]
07Jan1950 CBS Sat 8pm
Guests:
Gene Lockhart
Alan Hewitt
Van Heflin
Joe Wing
Franklin Pangborn
Nick Lucas

with regulars:
Joe Besser, Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Tony Labriola and The Enchanters.

[02] The Ken Murray Show
21Jan1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Basil Rathbone
Jack Oakie
Irene Keye

dancers Harold and Lola
acrobats Park and Clifford.
with regulars:
Jack Mulhall, Darla Hood and The Enchanters.

[03] The Ken Murray Show
04Feb1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Raymond Massey
Jimmy Wakely
Fred Sanborn
Rennie Renfro with Daisy the dog
with regulars:
Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Elizabeth Walters and Joe Wong.

[04] The Ken Murray Show
18Feb1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Burgess Meredith
Phil Regan
Wilbur Hall
D'Vaughn Pershing

dancers Jesse, James and Cornell
with regulars:
Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Elizabeth Walters, Tony Labriola and Joe Wong.

[05] The Ken Murray Show
04Mar1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Kirk Douglas
Arleen Whelan

[06] The Ken Murray Show
18Mar1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Dorothy Shay
Simon Barere
Owen McGivney
Ming and Ling.

[07] The Ken Murray Show
01Apr1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Miriam Hopkins
John Sebastian
Charles Korvin


[08] The Ken Murray Show
15Apr1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Gloria Swanson
Ruby Keeler
Bonnier Baker
Chester Morris
Earl Nichols

[09] The Ken Murray Show
29Apr1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Charles Chaplin Jr.
Lynn Bari
David Street
Eileen Barton
Henry Wilcoxon

and Mary Beth Hughes.
with regulars:
Joe Wong, Tony Labriola, Betty Lou Walters and Darla Hood.
*Note: This was Charles Chaplin Jr.'s TV debut.

[10] The Ken Murray Show
13May1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Pat O'Brien
Louis Armstrong

with regulars:
Darla Hood and Jack Mulhall.

[11] The Ken Murray Show
27May1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Morton Downey Jr.
James Dunn
Janis Paige
with regulars:
Betty Lou Walters, Darla Hood and Joe Wong.

[12] The Ken Murray Show
10Jun1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Robert Sterling
Bonita Granville
Jimmy Wakely
Clark Dennis

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
with regulars:
Jack Mulhall, Joe Wong, Betty Lou Walters and Darla Hood.

[13] The Ken Murray Show
24Jun1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Lucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
Bunny Briggs and The Marvellos

with regulars:
Darla Hood, Betty Lou Walters, Joe Wong and Tony Labriola.

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CBS Saturdays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern (60 min) (now airs weekly)

2.01 [14] The Ken Murray Show
07Oct1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Anne Shelton (British Singer)
Phil Regan
Herbert Marshall
Alan Young
James Jamieson

and James Roach and his Bagpipers.
with regulars:
Joe Besser, Betty Lou Walters, Jack Mulhall, Darla Hood and Tony Labriola.

2.02 [15] The Ken Murray Show
14Oct1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
Van Heflin
and singer Mel Tormé
with regulars:
Darla Hood and Joe Besser.

2.03 [16] The Ken Murray Show
21Oct1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
singer-guitarist Tito Guizar
and comedian Bob Burns.

[--] The Ken Murray Show
28Oct1950 CBS Sat
pre-empted for the premiere of The Jack Benny Show.


2.04 [17] The Ken Murray Show
04Nov1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
actress Margaret O'Brien and her mom Gladys O'Brien
and George M. Cohan, Jr.
with regulars:
Darla Hood, The Enchanters, Jack Mulhall, Joe Besser, Tony Labriola, and Betty Lou Walters.

2.05 [18] The Ken Murray Show
11Nov1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
actress Ann Rutherford
bandleader Kay Kyser
George M. Cohan, Jr.
pianist George Copeland
and the West Point Cadet Color Guard.

2.06 [19] The Ken Murray Show
18Nov1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
"Mr. Television" Milton Berle
Chester Morris
Anita Louise
Mary Boland

and The Mills Brothers.

2.07 [20] The Ken Murray Show
25Nov1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
singer Morton Downey
actor Dane Clark
pianist George Copeland
juggler Frances Brunn
with regulars:
Joe Besser, Darla Hood, Betty Lou Walters, The Enchanters, and Jack Mulhall.

2.08 [21] The Ken Murray Show
02Dec1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Ronald Reagan
singer Johnny Jonhston (becomes a regular)
novelty comedy act A. Robbins (aka the Banana Man)
Barbara Lawrence
Donna Heirbacher.
with regulars:
Darla Hood, The Enchanters, Betty Lou Walters, Joe Besser and Tony Labriola.

2.09 [22] The Ken Murray Show
09Dec1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
singers Andy and Della Russell
Chief Churchill
and actress-pianist Diana Lynn.

2.10 [23] The Ken Murray Show
16Dec1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
crooner Frank Sinatra
actor and Metropolitan Opera star Lawrence Tibbett
dancer Peg Leg Bates
and comic actress Penny Singleton.
with regulars:
Joe Besser, Betty Lou Walters, The Enchanters, Darla Hood and Tony Labriola.

2.11 [24] The Ken Murray Show
23Dec1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
actress Butterfly McQueen
dancer team Peggy Ryan and Ray McDonald
the Trapp Family
and the Music Minors.
with regulars:
Darla Hood, Betty Lou Walters, The Enchanters, Joe Besser, Jack Mulhall and Tony Labriola.

2.12 [25] The Ken Murray Show
30Dec1950 CBS Sat
Guests:
"Mr. Television" Milton Berle
actress Gloria Swanson
singer Eileen Barton,
heavyweight boxer Ezzard Charles
Phil Rizzuto
golf legend Ben Hogan
New York mayor Vincent Impellitteri
Ilona Massey
comedian/TV personality Garry Moore
ballroom dancers Mary Ray and Naldi
and 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Ralph Bunche.
with regulars:
Joe Besser, Betty Lou Walters, Jack Mulhall, and Darla Hood.

2.13 [26] The Ken Murray Show
06Jan1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
comic Jerry Colonna
Oscar-winning actress Luise Rainer
skaters Downey and Day
highwire performer Triea
and dog act Goud Smith Brothers.

2.14 [27] The Ken Murray Show
13Jan1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Wayne Morris
and actress-singer Marilyn Maxwell.

2.15 [28] The Ken Murray Show
20Jan1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Marjorie Lawrence of the Metropolitan Opera
actor Richard Arlen
and Beebe's Hollywood Bears.

2.16 [29] The Ken Murray Show
27Jan1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Charles Korvin
violinist Florian Zabach
Leo Durocher and wife Laraine Day.

2.17 [30] The Ken Murray Show
03Feb1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Chester Morris
dancers Laurette and Clymas
and musician Dave Appolon.
with regulars:
Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, and Johnny Johnston.

2.18 [31] The Ken Murray Show
10Feb1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor John Carradine
dancers Mary Raye (Naldi) and (Mario) Naldi
and violinist Florian Zabach.

2.19 [32] The Ken Murray Show: Tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps.
17Feb1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
singer Dick Haymes
the U.S. Marine Fife and Drum Corp
and Dave Apollon's Mexican Band.
Highlights include the decoration of a Korean war hero, and a 25-minute dramatic/musical production number
saluting the Marines.
with regulars:
Johnny Johnston, Tony Labriola, Jack Muhall, Darla Hood.

2.20 [33] The Ken Murray Show
24Feb1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor John Carradine
comic actor Alan Young
child actor Bobby Driscoll
Ving Merlin's All Girl Band
and orchestra leader-turned-magician Dick Himber.
Bobby Driscoll portrays Jim Hawkins to John Carradine's Long John Silver in a scene from "Treasure Island".
with regulars:
Darla Hood and Betty Lou Walters.

2.21 [34] The Ken Murray Show
03Mar1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
singer Frances Langford
actor John Hall
and the Royal Northwest Mounted Police Chorus.
with regulars:
Darla Hood and Betty Lou Walters.

2.22 [35] The Ken Murray Show
10Mar1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actors Herbert Patterson
and Hal Loman
actress Joan Fields
and Ozark humorist Bob Burns.
with regulars:
Darla Hood and Jack Mulhall.

2.23 [36] The Ken Murray Show: Tribute to St. Patrick's Day
17Mar1951 CBS Sat
A show dedicated to songs and dramatic scenes about Ireland.
Guests:
Dick Foran
Lola Albright
Barbara Britton

and tap dancers The Magid Triplets.

2.24 [37] The Ken Murray Show
24Mar1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Walter Slezak.
with regulars:
Jack Mulhall and Darla Hood.

2.25 [38] The Ken Murray Show
31Mar1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actress Veronica Lake
jugglers Bobby and George Moore
and John T. McCarthy and Karl E. Bater of the American Bakers Association.

2.26 [39] The Ken Murray Show
07Apr1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
and bandleader Clyde McCoy.
with regulars:
The Enchanters, Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall and the Glamourlovelies.

2.27 [40] The Ken Murray Show
14Apr1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Jack LaRue
rope spinner Bud Carlell
dog and pony act Sonny Moore's Roustabouts.
with regulars:
Betty Lou Walters, Darla Hood, and Jack Mulhall.

2.28 [41] The Ken Murray Show:  Salute to the The Roarin' Twenties
21Apr1951 CBS Sat
Featured are film clips, songs, dances and vignettes of that decade.
Guests:
Jack Smith
and former boxer Jack Dempsey.

2.29 [42] The Ken Murray Show
28Apr1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actor Don Ameche
burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee
The Mary Kaye Trio
Robert Q. Lewis
Constance Moore

comedian Phil Silvers
entertainer Dagmar
and crooner Frank Sinatra.
with regulars:
Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall and Betty Lou Walters.

2.30 [43] The Ken Murray Show
05May1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actress Joan Bennett
and Richard Carlson.
with regulars:
Jack Mulhall, Art Lund, Betty Lou Walters and Darla Hood.

2.31 [44] The Ken Murray Show: Originating from Philadelphia and the Variety Clubs Convention.
12May1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
actors Buddy Rogers
Ralph Bellamy
Robert Young
William Gargan

and Charles Coburn
actress Ginger Rogers
singer Morton Downey
Vice President Alben Barkley
and actress Susan Peters.

2.32 [45] The Ken Murray Show
19May1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Duke Ellington
Ella Raines
Lucille Ricker
Tony Starman
Phil Bennett

and The Korn Kobblers.
with regulars:
Art Lund, Betty Lou Walters, Darla Hood and Jack Mulhall.

2.33 [46] The Ken Murray Show: Salute to the U.S. Air Force.
26May1951 CBS Sat
The show features a chat with Col. Paul Tibbets, the commander of the plane Enola Gay which dropped the bomb on
Hiroshima, Japan. Captain Betty Hemphill discusses the desire for more women to join the Air Force.
Also, appearing:
George Burton's trained birds, rope spinners Bud Carlell and Rose, critic Jack O'Brien,
comedy dancers Harry and Shore, Robert Q. Lewis, vocalist Johnny Desmond,
Arthur and Kathryn Murray of The Arthur Murray Party, and Chuck Yager of the U. S. Air Force.
with regulars:
Art Lund, Betty Lou Walters, Jack Mulhall and Darla Hood.

2.34 [47] The Ken Murray Show
02Jun1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
comedian Steve Allen
actor Victor Jory
Lola Albright
actor Richard Greene
and Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Rascals.

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CBS Saturdays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern (60 min) (airs weekly)

3.01 [48] The Ken Murray Show
08Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
John Derek
Alfred Ryder
Henry Hull
Patti Page
Earle Nichols

and Henry Hull.
with regulars:
Art Lund, Laurie Anders, Johnny Johnston and Anita Gordon.
Highlights:
Patti sings " These Things I Offer You", "Detour" and "Mr. and Mississippi".

3.02 [49] The Ken Murray Show
15Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Lew Ayres
Peggy Lee
Lew Hearn

and Beatrice Kraft.
with regulars:
Art Lund, Laurie Anders and Anita Gordon.

3.03 [50] The Ken Murray Show
22Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Diana Lynn
Robert Sterling
Benny Goodman and his Band Quintet.

3.04 [51] The Ken Murray Show
29Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Biff Elliot
Wendy Barrie
Nancy Guild
Cedric Adams

and The Mills Brothers.

3.05 [52] The Ken Murray Show
06Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Rudolph Halley
Broderick Crawford
Thomas Mitchell
Jack Robinson
Phil Rizzuto

and General Lucius Clay.

3.06 [53] The Ken Murray Show
13Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Sarah Churchill
Robert Gross
Larry Griswoll

3.07 [54] The Ken Murray Show
20Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Josephine Hull
Wayne Morris
Robert Sterling
Sherman Billingsley
Bobby Lane
and Clair.


3.08 [55] The Ken Murray Show
27Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Joe E. Brown
Leo De Lyon
Robert Ruark
Mary Bruce Dancer
Johnny Johnston


3.09 [56] The Ken Murray Show
03Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Dennis O'Keefe
Edward Arnold


3.10 [57] The Ken Murray Show
10Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Jeanette MacDonald
Gene Raymond
Ann Sothern
Robert Cummings

3.11 [58] The Ken Murray Show: Tribute to the U.S. Navy
17Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Admiral William F. Halsey
Admiral H.P. Blandy
Vice Admiral Harry Wilbur Hill
"The Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock" with Hugh Herbert and Tom Scott.

3.12 [59] The Ken Murray Show
24Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Rosemary Clooney
Ann Sheridan


3.13 [60] The Ken Murray Show
01Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Van Heflin
Nanci Crompton


3.14 [61] The Ken Murray Show
08Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Constance Bennett
Wilbur Hall and Renee
Billy Wells and the Four Fays
Spieler's Seals and Penguins.


3.15 [62] The Ken Murray Show
15Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Burt Lancaster
Lola Albright
Linda Christian
John Loder
Freddie Martin Orchestra.

3.16 [63] The Ken Murray Show
22Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Margaret O'Brien
Ken Murray Jr.


3.17 [64] The Ken Murray Show: Cavalcade of 1951
29Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests:
Senator Estes Kefauver
Jersey Joe Walcott
Ilona Massey

3.18 [65] The Ken Murray Show
05Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Veronica Lake
James Melton


3.19 [66] The Ken Murray Show
12Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Cecil B. De Mille
Kirk Douglas
Peggy Ann Garner
Nancy Carroll


3.20 [67] The Ken Murray Show
19Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Dane Clark
Barbara Ann Scott

3.21 [68] The Ken Murray Show
26Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Chester Morris
Glenda Farrell
Maria Riva
Mary Raye and Naldi.


3.22 [69] The Ken Murray Show
02Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Ruby Keeler
Buster Keaton
Ramon Novarro
Ronald Reagan
Adolph Zukor


3.23 [70] The Ken Murray Show
09Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Ray Middleton
Bethel Leslie


3.24 [71] The Ken Murray Show : Salute to the Thirties
16Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
James J. Braddock
Bonnie Baker
Hal LeRoy

3.25 [72] The Ken Murray Show
23Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Jackie Gleason
Juanita Hall
Jackie Cooper
Peggy Ann Garner
James Melton

3.26 [73] The Ken Murray Show: Salute to the National Guard
01Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Audie Murphy
Major General Raymond H. Fleming.

3.27 [74] The Ken Murray Show
08Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
no detail

3.28 [75] The Ken Murray Show
15Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Dick Foran
Marcia Van Dyke
Pat Rooney Sr.


3.29 [76] The Ken Murray Show
22Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Ramon Navarro
Florian Zabach
Coleen Gray
Sonja Heinie
Tony Curtis
Bill Williams
Virginia O'Brien

3.30 [77] The Ken Murray Show
29Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
John Barrymore Jr.
Maria Riva
Al Capp
Virginia O'Brien

3.31 [78] The Ken Murray Show
05Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Johnny Johnston
W.C. Handy
Roberta Quinlan


3.32 [79] The Ken Murray Show
12Apr1952 CBS Sat
Easter Show
Guests:
Dayton Boys Choir
Lew Ayers
Edward Arnold
Eileen Barton


3.33 [80] The Ken Murray Show
19Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Edward Arnold
Mac Sennett
Rosemary Clooney


3.34 [81] The Ken Murray Show
26Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Robert Cummings
Angela Lansbury
Virginia O'Brien


3.35 [82] The Ken Murray Show
03May1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Carmen Cavallero
Johnny Desmond
Victor Jory

and film of the Kentucky Derby.

3.36 [83] The Ken Murray Show
10May1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Kay Francis
Lola Albright
Victor Borge
Mrs. Arthur Murray

3.37 [84] The Ken Murray Show
17May1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Tim Holt
Johnny Mack Brown
Robert Cummings

3.38 [85] The Ken Murray Show
24May1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Paul Lukas
Betty Lou Walters
Harvey Stone


3.39 [86] The Ken Murray Show
31May1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Laraine Day
Ann Blyth
Les Paul and Mary Ford.

3.40 [87] The Ken Murray Show
07Jun1952 CBS Sat
Guests:
Thomas Mitchell
Billy Gilbert
Lionel Hampton
Eileen Barton


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CBS Sundays at 9:30-10:00pm EST (30 min) [East Coast]
CBS Sundays at 6:30-7:00pm PST (30 min) [West Coast]
aired alternate weeks with "The Alan Young Show"

4.01 [88] The Ken Murray Show (30 min) [Premiere]
08Feb1953 CBS Sun 9:30-10pm
Guests:
Desi Arnaz
Alan Young
Red Skelton
Marie Wilson


4.02 [89] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
22Feb1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.03 [90] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
08Mar1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.04 [91] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
22Mar1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.05 [92] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
05Apr1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.06 [93] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
19Apr1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.07 [94] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
03May1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.08 [95] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
17May1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.09 [96] The Ken Murray Show (30 min)
31May1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

4.10 [97] The Ken Murray Show (30 min) [Final show]
14Jun1953 CBS Sun
Guests:
no details

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