CTVA US Music Variety - "Star Of The Family" (CBS)(1950--52)

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Star Of The Family (1950-52)
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STAR OF THE FAMILY
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CBS
Produced by Perry Lafferty, Coby Ruskin

Sep 1950-Jun1951 CBS Fridays 10-10:30 pm
Jul 1951-Jan1952 CBS Sundays 6:30-7pm
Jan 1952-Jun1952 CBS Thurs 8-8:30pm

US Music Variety series 1950-52   75 episodes x 30 min

Host Morton Downey (1950-1951)
Co-Hosts Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy (1951-1952)
Regulars:
The Carl Hoff Orchestra
The Beatrice Kroft Dancers

Announcer: Frank Waldecker

Friday Night Schedule on timeslot shared with
WCBS-TV "Star of the Family",
WABD-TV "Cavalcade of Stars",
WJZ-TV "Penthouse Party",
WNBT-TV Friday Night Boxing at Madison Square Garden.

Premise:
The celebrity guests who appeared on this half-hour variety series were supposedly "nominated"
by letters submitted by members of their families.

############# Star of the Family #############
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CBS Fridays 10:00-10:30pm Eastern
Host Morton Downey

[01] Star of the Family
22Sep1950 CBS Fri [Premiere]
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Morey Amsterdam
Romona Lang
The Ink Spots

[02] Star of the Family
29Sep1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Joey Adams
Pat Rooney III
Mrs.Fiorello La Guardia

[03] Star of the Family
06Oct1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Joan Edwards
The Billy Graves Trio

[04] Star of the Family
13Oct1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Kay Kyser
Yolande Betbeze
Ish Kabibble

[05] Star of the Family
20Oct1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Connee Boswell
Reginald Gardiner

[06] Star of the Family
27Oct1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Lisa Kirk
Georgie Tapps
The Singers of Israel

[07] Star of the Family
03Nov1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Gloria DeHaven
Dean Murphy

[08] Star of the Family
10Nov1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Ken Murray
Marcia Van Duke
De Marco Sisters

[09] Star of the Family
17Nov1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Gil Lamb
Verlye Mills
Della and Andy Russell

[10] Star of the Family
24Nov1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Ken Murray
Frances Langford
Herb Shriner
Georgie Tapps
Jon Hall
Polyna Stoska

[11] Star of the Family
01Dec1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Ella Logan
Cy Coleman

[12] Star of the Family
08Dec1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Bob Sweeney
Hal March
Fran Warren
Magid Triplets

[13] Star of the Family
15Dec1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Janis Carter
Buster Keaton
Hal Le Roy

[14] Star of the Family
22Dec1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Patti Page
Andre Eglevsky
Maria Tallchief
Harvey Stone

[15] Star of the Family
29Dec1950 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Jerry Colonna
Roberta Peters
Lou Wills Jr.

[16] Star of the Family
05Jan1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Janis Paige
Phil Foster
Oriental dancers Sujata and Asoka

[17] Star of the Family
12Jan1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Henny Youngman
Denise Darcel
The Marvellos Trio.

[18] Star of the Family
19Jan1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Kyle MacDonnell
Ben Blue
Page Cavanaugh Trio

[19] Star of the Family
26Jan1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Jan Murray
Eileen Barton
Robert Maxwell

[20] Star of the Family
02Feb1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Paul Hartman and his wife
Frankie Carle
Teresa Brewer

[21] Star of the Family
09Feb1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Katherine Lee
Deep River Boys
Dell and Abbott

[22] Star of the Family
16Feb1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Jack Carter
Georgia Gibbs
The Chandra Kaly Dancers

[23] Star of the Family
23Feb1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Ilona Massey
Clifford Guest
Les Zoris

[24] Star of the Family
02Mar1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Phil Silvers
Liberace
Karrol Richards

[25] Star of the Family
09Mar1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Gary Morton
Nat 'King' Cole
Peggy Ryan
Ray MacDonald

[26] Star of the Family
16Mar1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Ginny Simms
Wally Brown
Patrice, Helen and Jan Howard

[27] Star of the Family
23Mar1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Jean Carroll
Rudy Cardenas
The Three Suns

[28] Star of the Family
30Mar1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Mimi Benzall
Sonny Howard
Stanton and Luster.

[29] Star of the Family
06Apr1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Jane Morgan
Hal Loman
Joan Fields
Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals

[30] Star of the Family
13Apr1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Yvonne DeCarlo
Joey Bishop
puppeteers Martin and Florenz

[31] Star of the Family
20Apr1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Margaret Whiting
Jack E. Leonard
Mata and Hari.

[32] Star of the Family
27Apr1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
The Ames Brothers
Anthony, Allyn and Hodges.

[33] Star of the Family
04May1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney
June Gardner
Jean Leon Destine

[34] Star of the Family
11May1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Toni Arden
Maurice Rocco
Jack Durant

[35] Star of the Family
18May1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
The Three Stooges
Margaret Phelan
Weidler Brothers.

[36] Star of the Family
25May1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Gene Baylos
Margo's Caribbeans
The Weavers

[37] Star of the Family
01Jun1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Connie Haines
Alan Carney
The Jokers

[38] Star of the Family
08Jun1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Denise Lor

[39] Star of the Family
15Jun1951 CBS Fri
Host Morton Downey
Guests:
Peggy Lee
Bob Fosse
Mary Anne Niles

############# Star of the Family #############
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CBS Sundays at 6:30-7:00pm
Hosted by Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy

2.01 [40] Star of the Family
29Jul1951 CBS Sun [Premiere]
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Red Buttons
Mimi Benzall
Beatrice Kraft

2.02 [41] Star of the Family
05Aug1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Gene Baylos
Mel Torme
Jack Stanton
Betty Luster

2.03 [42] Star of the Family
12Aug1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Joe Frisco
Kyle MacDonnell

2.04 [43] Star of the Family
19Aug1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Eileen Barton
Morey Amsterdam

2.05 [44] Star of the Family
26Aug1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Juanita Hall
Joey Adams

2.06 [45] Star of the Family
02Sep1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Robert Alda
Angel
Copsey and Ayres

2.07 [46] Star of the Family
09Sep1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Part Hartman
Nancy Walker

2.08 [47] Star of the Family
16Sep1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Andy and Della Russell
Lina Romay
Jack Guilford

2.09 [48] Star of the Family
23Sep1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Connee Boswell
Frank Marlowe
Mary Kay Trio

2.10 [49] Star of the Family
30Sep1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Joan Edwards
The Three Suns

2.11 [50] Star of the Family
07Oct1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Tony Bennett
Peter Donald
Jean Leon Destine

2.12 [51] Star of the Family
14Oct1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Irene Ryan
Phil Baker
June and Martin Barrett

2.13 [52] Star of the Family
21Oct1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Peggy Lee
Wally Brown
McCaffney and Susan

2.14 [53] Star of the Family
28Oct1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Bert Wheeler
Yvette
Florian Zabach

2.15 [54] Star of the Family
04Nov1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Dane Clark
Yvette
Georgie Tapps

2.16 [55] Star of the Family
11Nov1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Louis Prima
June Hutton
Meribeth Old

2.17 [56] Star of the Family
18Nov1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Ilona Massey
Dick Haymes

2.18 [57] Star of the Family
25Nov1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Abbe Lane
Xavier Cugat
Joe Frisco
Gracie Hayes

2.19 [58] Star of the Family
02Dec1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Benny Goodman
Condos and Brandow
Monica Lane
Cass Franklin

2.20 [59] Star of the Family
09Dec1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Duke Ellington
Andy and Della Russell
Gloria LeRoy

2.21 [60] Star of the Family
16Dec1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Nat King Cole
Polly Bergen
Jane Scott

2.22 [61] Star of the Family
23Dec1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Pat Rooney Sr.
Art Carney
DeMarco Sisters

2.23 [62] Star of the Family
30Dec1951 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Morton Downey
Mary Mayo
Buddy Rich

2.24 [63] Star of the Family
06Jan1952 CBS Sun
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Mindy Carson
Martha Anne Bentley
The Four Aces

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*Note: Star of the Family moves from CBS Sundays to
CBS Thursdays at 8:00pm to 8:30pm
and alternates with the "Burns and Allen Comedy Show".
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2.25 [64] Star of the Family
10Jan1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Gene Krupa
Richard Hayes
Denise Darcel

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
17Jan1952 CBS Thurs

2.26 [65] Star of the Family
24Jan1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Faye Emerson
Cab Calloway
Skitch Henderson
Olga San Juan

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
31Jan1952 CBS Thurs

2.27 [66] Star of the Family
07Feb1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Jerry Colonna
The Mills Brothers

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
14Feb1952 CBS Thurs

2.28 [67] Star of the Family
21Feb1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Frank Sinatra
Connie Haines
Hal Peary

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
28Feb1952 CBS Thurs

2.29 [68] Star of the Family
06Mar1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Harry James
Marilyn Maxwell

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
13Mar1952 CBS Thurs

2.30 [69] Star of the Family
20Mar1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Bob Crosby and his daughter Cathy.

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
27Mar1952 CBS Thurs

2.30 [69] Star of the Family
03Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Margaret Whiting
Rochester

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
10Apr1952 CBS Thurs

2.31 [70] Star of the Family
17Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Monty Irvin
Dorothy Sarnoff

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
24Apr1952 CBS Thurs

2.32 [71] Star of the Family
01May1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Robert Cummings
Connee Boswell

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
08May1952 CBS Thurs

2.33 [72] Star of the Family
15May1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Leo Durocher
Laraine Day

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
22May1952 CBS Thurs


2.34 [73] Star of the Family
29May1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Mel Torme
Buddy Baer
Pearl Bailey
Frances Wayne

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
05Jun1952 CBS Thurs

2.35 [74] Star of the Family
12Jun1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
Les Paul
Mary Ford

[--] Burns and Allen Comedy
19Jun1952 CBS Thurs

2.36 [75] Star of the Family (final episode)
26Jun1952 CBS Thurs
Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
Guests:
The Ink Spots
Jack E. Leonard
Sue Bennett

*NOTE: Last show of the series. Replaced wit "The Al Pearce Show".
Guests on the premiere show are Arlene Harris, Tizzie Lish, Yogi Yorgessen and Singerart Morton. [RF]

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