CTVA US Music Variety - "The Perry Como Show" (60min)(NBC) Season 16 (1963-64)

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(60 min) Season 16 (NBC) Specials (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

### Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show ####
############ Season 16 1963-64 ###############
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NBC Thursday 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (approx every 4th week)
Shared this time slot with "Kraft Suspense Theatre"

*After his final weekly broadcast on June 12, 1963 Perry Como appeared in scores of specials,
beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.

16.01 [1037] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
03Oct1963 NBC Thur
no. 63-1942; Show: 284
produced by Marlo Lewis
directed by Dwight Hemion
written by Herb Sargent, Art Baer, Ben Jeelson, Bill Jeelson, Bill Angeles, Buz Kohan.
Guests:
June Allyson
George Burns
Cyd Charisse
James Mitchell
Allan Sherman

The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
From Pittsburgh's gigantic new Civic Arena.
Highlights:
Perry and company open with "Back in Your Own Backyard".
George joins Perry for some 'rags' with "Red Rose Rag" and "Monkey Rag".
Perry sings "When or Where".
June Allyson's a treat with Perry singing old movie hits "Small Hotel", "Blue Room", "Varsity Drag" and
dancing with the troop.
Allan Sherman does "Hello, Mudder, Hello Fadder" and "Ratt Fink".
George Burns has a whale of a time singing with the glee club and dancing with the Lee Becker Dancers.
Cyd Charisse and James Mitchell dance in a set of a fashion photographer's studio to the tune of "Paris Original".
James Mitchell and Cyd Charisse starred together in Deep In My Heart in the dance segment "The Desert Song"
in One Alone.
*Note: 1500 seats will be occupied by residents of Perry's hometown, Canonsburg.

16.02 [1038] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
21Nov1963 NBC Thur
no. 63-2269; Show: 285
produced by Marlo Lewis
directed by Dwight Hemion
written by Herb Sargent, Art Baer, Ben Jeelson, Bill Jeelson, Bill Angeles, Buz Kohan.
Guests:
Victor Borge
Nanette Fabray
Jose Greco


16.03 [1039] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from DALLAS, TEXAS
23Jan1964 NBC Thur
Show: 286
Guest stars:
Jimmy Durante
Dorothy Provine
Russ Tamblyn
The Texas Boys Choir

Highlights:
Perry starts his Dallas, Texas show with the home-grown talents of the Texas Boys' choir; sings on
his own and brings a raft of active talents to keep things hopping along. Jimmy Durante chats and
duets with Perry and even apes his host's "requests;" Russ Tamblyn shows off his dancing style, a
nd Dorothy Provine's "Mexican Hat Dance" with Perry and her solo are among the show's highlights. [RF]

16.04 [1040] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
13Feb1964 NBC Thur
Show: 287
Guests:
Lena Horne
Dean Martin

16.05 [1041] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
05Mar1964 NBC Thur
Show: 288
Guests:
Martha Raye
Mickey Rooney
Al Hirt
Jacques D'Amboise
Lee Becker Theodore Dancers

Highlights:
Perry and the Ray Charles singers and Lee Becker Theodore dancers in a production of "South Rampart Street Parade".
Perry and Mickey Rooney will offer a duet, "Brush Up Your Shakespeare".
Perry follows with "In the Still of the Night."
Jacques D'Amboise's ballet to the melody of Bach.
Mickey Rooney lectures on Jazz as Dr. Thelonius Junk and introduces his "Cats", 'Hot Lips' Hirt,
Martha 'Satchmo' Raye and Perry 'King Kong' Como.
Al Hirt performs "Now You Has Jazz".
Martha Raye sings "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" and "Mississippi Mud".
Martha and Perry duet with a medley of "River" tunes including "Moon River", "Old Man River"
and "Down By the River Side".
Al Hirt performs "Java".

16.06 [1042] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from MINNESOTA
09Apr1964 NBC Thur
Show: 289
producer, Marlo Lewis
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Herb Sargent, Bill Angelos, Buz Kohan.
Guests:
Peter Nero
Keely Smith
Bob Newhart

**Taped at Northrop Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota.

16.07 [1043] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
21May1964 NBC Thur
Show: 290
Guests:
Jack E. Leonard
Roberta Peters
The Four Step Brothers
The Ray Charles Singers

Highlights:
Perry Como opens the show with "Chicago".
Roberta Peters sings "La Ci Darem la Mano" from Don Giovanni
Roberta Peters duets with Perry on "I Wanna Hold Your Hand".
The show finale is "You Are Never Far Away From Me".

 ############ The Perry Como Show #############
 ############## end of Season 16 ###############
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