CTVA US Music Variety - Chrysler presents "Shower Of Stars " (CBS)(1954-58)

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Chrysler presents Shower of Stars (1954-58)
 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)

Shower of Stars (season 1) (CBS) (1954-55)
Shower of Stars (season 2) (CBS) (1955-56)
Shower of Stars (season 3) (CBS) (1956-57)
Shower of Stars (season 4) (CBS) (1957-58)
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CHRYSLER SHOWER OF STARS
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CBS Production
Produced by Nat Perrin / Ralph Levy

CBS (Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm EST) (approx every 4th week)
(shared same time slot with anthology series "Climax!")

US Music Variety series 1954-58  approx 29 episodes x 60 min
30Sep54-17Apr58

Hosted by William Lundigan. Announcer: Art Gilmore

This live musical series aired approximately once per month in the time period normally occupied by the dramatic
anthology series "Climax". Both series were sponsored by Chrysler Corporation and shared the same host,
William Lundigan. In contrast to the heavy dramas seen on "Climax", "Shower of Stars offered viewers light entertainment
featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music. Although there were occasional plays - Lend An Ear with
Edgar Bergen, Sheree North, and Mario Lanza: and A Christmas Carol with Frederic March and Basil Rathbone (which was
broadcast live three straight years) - most of the telecasts were musical-comedy revues. Among the
performers who made multiple appearances in these were Betty Grable and her husband Harry James, Ed
Wynn, Ethel Merman, Red Skelton, Shirley MacLaine, Frankie Laine, Van Johnson and Bob Crosby. The most
familiar face on Shower of Stars however belonged to Jack Benny. He first appeared on the show as the
star of "Time Out For Ginger", the play that opened the 1955-1956 season, and after that turned up as one
of the principal stars of virtually every telecast of Shower of Stars until it left the air in 1958.

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[--] Shower Of Stars:
Air Date unknown
A salute to gold records of the mid-'50s brings together the talents of the Andrews Sisters, who belt out
their biggest hits, Frankie Laine, Eddie ``Rochester'' Anderson, Rudy Vallee, Gene Austin and special guest Red Skelton. 1956 [RF]

[--] Shower Of Stars:
Air Date unknown
A host of musical giants from the `50s paint a tuneful portrait of the American music scene of the day, with a
mosaic of songs from the likes of Frankie Laine, Helen O'Connell, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Les
Baxter, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra, Jane Russell and more. [RF]

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