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 Season 4 (NBC)(1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded Nov-2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 

 NBC Television Network Presentation
Producer Paul Orr
Director Kirk Alexander
Writers Jack Douglas, Paul W. Keyes, Walter Kempley, Earl Doud.

Hosted by Jack Paar

Announcer Franklin Pangborn (1957)
Announcer Hy Averback (1958)
Announcer Hugh Downs (1958-1962)
Musical director, Jose Melis Orchestra (1957-1962)

Recurring
Dody Goodman

Mondays to Fridays late night (11:30pm / midnight)
July 29, 1957 to September 28, 1962.

Black-and-white (1957-1960) / Color (1960-1962)

Jack of himself. "I'm complicated, sentimental, lovable, honest, loyal, decent, generous, likable, and lonely.
My personality is not split, itís shredded."
Jack Paar left his show in March 1962 and guest hosts continued until
Johnny Carson who was on a daily afternoon quiz show "Who Do You Trust?"
was under contract until September. He would take over the show October 1, 1962 under the title
"The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson".
During the months between Paar and Carson the show was broadcast under the title,
"The Tonight Show".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGU0QAG_9VI


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NBC Mondays to Fridays late night

4.01 [755] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Sep1960
Jack Paar returns with a special Pacific Coast program featuring
Guests
socialite Minnie Guggenheimer
TV personality Arlene Francis
comedian Buddy Hackett
and singer Dick Roman.

4.02 [756] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Sep1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Hans Conried
comedienne Phyllis Diller
French singer Genevieve
vocalist Betty Johnson
and Jack interviews the late butler of the Antony Armstrong-Joneses, Mr. Thomas Cronin.

4.03 [757] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Sep1960 [rerun 28Oct60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
singers Dick Haymes
and Fran Jeffries
comedians Cliff Arquette
and Shelley Berman
and Mrs. Jack Dempsey.

4.04 [758] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Sep1960 [rerun 04Nov60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Alexander King and his wife Marge King
British musical comedy star Stanley Holloway
and playwright George S. Kaufman.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Sep1960 [rerun from
"Best of Paar"
with Malcolm Muggeridge, Peggy Cass, Earl Wrightson
.

4.05 [759] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Sep1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor John Wayne
humorist-author Alexander King
comedienne Renee Taylor
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.06 [760] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Sep1960
Jack Guests
comic actor Arnold Stang
satirist Malcolm Muggeridge
singer-actress Florence Henderson
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Cliff Arquette.

4.07 [761] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Sep1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Hal March
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
actor Wilfrid Hyde-White
and singer Louise O'Brien.

4.08 [762] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Sep1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Anne Bancroft
singer Betty Johnson
singing poet Steve DePass
and newswoman Gael Greene.
*Note: Gael Greene's appearance was postponed to October 13, 1960.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Sep1960 [repeat from 10Aug60]
"Best of Paar"
with Dody Goodman, Eddie Lawrence, Renee Taylor, Louise O'Brien, Arthur Treacher


4.09 [763] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Oct1960 [rerun 18Nov60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
radio and TV personality Walter Kiernan
actor Arthur Treacher
actress Eva Gabor
comedian Bob Newhart
and singer Billy Kenny (formerly of The Ink Spots).

4.10 [764] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Joey Bishop
humorist-pianist Victor Borge
comedienne Kaye Ballard
and memory expert Harry Lorayne.

4.11 [765] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV personality Arlene Francis
comedian Jonathan Winters
author James Thurber
singer Kay Armen
and writer George Kirgo.

4.12 [766] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Oct1960 [rerun 16Dec60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Kirk Douglas
Reverend Billy Graham
comedian Joey Bishop
comedienne Peggy Cass
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Oct1960 [rerun of 15Aug60]
"Best of Paar"
with Hal March, Genevieve, Cliff Arquette, Eileen Christie


4.13 [767] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Oct1960
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
playwright Brendan Behan
actress Constance Cummings
singers Rita Gardner
and Kenny Nelson
and comedy team Burns and Carlin. (Jack Burns and George Carlin)

4.14 [768] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Oct1960 [rerun 07Nov60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
singer-actress Florence Henderson
actor-comedian Hal March
and comedienne Renee Taylor.

4.15 [769] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist-author Alexander King
comic actor Johnny Myhers
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.16 [770] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Bette Davis
raconteur George Jessel
singer Steve DePass
and newspaperwoman Gael Greene who stood by one night but never got on the show)

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Oct1960 [repeat from 18Aug60]
"Best of Paar"
with Hermione Gingold, Patricia Neway, George Kirgo, Kaye Ballard.


4.17 [771] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Duke of Bedford
and columnist Elsa Maxwell

*News item: The Tonight Starring Jack Paar for November 9 through November 11 will be taped in Waikiki.
Accompanying Paar to the Hawaiian resort will be Peggy Cass, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett, Hugh Downs and Jose Melis.

4.18 [772] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Eva Gabor
humorist Malcolm Muggeridge
singer Blossom Dearie
and writer George Kirgo.

4.19 [773] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Orson Bean
singer Ed Scotti
and comedienne Renee Taylor.

4.20 [774] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV host Ralph Edwards
singer Florence Henderson
comedienne Peggy Cass
humorist-author Alexander King
and comedian Cliff Arquette
Excerpts for "This Is Your Life" Ralph Edwards, the adlibbing panel is full of old-timers like
Alexander King, Charley Weaver, Peggy Cass and singer Florence Henderson (who doubles as soloist).

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Oct1960 [rerun from 22Aug60]
"Best of Paar"
with Graciela Rivera, Buddy Hackett, Edward Everett Horton, Phyllis Diller, Roger Conklin

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Oct1960
pre-empted Presidential countdown


4.21 [775] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Oct1960 [rerun 25Nov60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Irish playwright Brendan Behan
comedian Cliff Arquette
singer-actress Florence Henderson
French singer Genevieve
and Kokomo Jr. the chimp.

4.22 [776] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Oct1960 [rerun 23Dec60]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
baseball player Jim Piersall
author-playwright Jean Kerr
comedy team Bob and Ray
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Joey Bishop
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.23 [777] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Jack Lemmon
actress Anne Bancroft
comedienne Peggy Cass
and French singer Genevieve.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Oct1960 [rerun from 20Sep60]
"Best of Paar"
with Dick Haymes, Fran Jeffries, Cliff Arquette, Hermione Gingold, Cliff Arquette and Shelley Berman.


4.24 [778] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Oct1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt tells of her 12 years in the White House and discusses her magazine article
"My Advice to the Next First Lady"
actor Robert Morley
and humorist Malcolm Muggeridge.

4.25 [779] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Nov1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Jane Froman
humorist Alexander King
and writer George Kirgo.

4.26 [780] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Nov1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Robert Kennedy and his wife Ethel Kennedy
actor Robert Morley
French singer Genevieve
columnist Eleanor Harris
and commentator Frank McGee.

4.27 [781] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Nov1960
Jack leaves for Hawaii
Hugh Downs hosts
Guests
actress Jacqueline Bertrand
newsman John Chancellor
and singer Louise O'Brien.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Nov1960 [rerun from 22Sep60]
"Best of Paar"
with Stanley Holloway, Alexander King and Marge King, George S. Kaufman.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Nov1960 [rerun from 11Oct60]
"Best of Paar"
with Buddy Hackett, Renee Taylor, Hal March, Florence Henderson.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Nov1960
pre-empted for Election Returns.


4.28 [782] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Nov1960
Jack's show originates in the 50th State from the lovely city of Honolulu in Hawaii.
Guests
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Cliff Arquette
TV personality Peggy Cass.
The first of three shows taped in Hawaii, in celebration of its admission into the Union as the 50th state.

4.29 [783] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Nov1960
Jack's show originates in the 50th State from the lovely city of Honolulu in Hawaii.
Guests
comedian-actor Jonathan Winters
Peggy Cass
Peggy and Jack take hula dancing lessons.
A group of Polynesian dancers demonstrate their native fire and sword dance.

4.30 [784] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Nov1960
Jack's show originates in the 50th State from the lovely city of Honolulu in Hawaii.
Guests
singer-actress Kathryn Grayson
comedians Cliff Arquette
and Buddy Hackett
and TV personality Peggy Cass.

4.31 [785] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Nov1960
Jack Paar begins two-weeks of telecasts from Hollywood
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Jack Haley
pianist Earl Grant

4.32 [786] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Nov1960 [rerun 13Jan61]
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actress Vivian Vance
actor Mickey Rooney
and mentalist Criswell.
*Note: The show was filmed in Hollywood. In the middle of the show,
Paar accused Mickey Rooney of being drunk, and asked him to leave.
After Rooney complied, Paar called the actor a "has-been."

4.33 [787] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Nov1960 [rerun 20Jan61]
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Red Skelton
comedian Joey Bishop
comedienne Peggy Cass
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Cliff Arquette.

4.34 [788] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Nov1960
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Robert Cummings
humorist Alexander King
and comedian Cliff Arquette.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Nov1960 [repeat from 03Oct60]
"Best of Paar"
with Walter Kiernan, Eva Gabor, Arthur Treacher and Bob Newhart.


4.35 [789] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Nov1960
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-comedian George Burns
comedian Buddy Hackett
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.36 [790] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Nov1960 [rerun 20Jan61]
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Gladys Cooper
actor Hans Conried
comedian Cliff Arquette
eccentric vocalist Leona Anderson
mentalist Criswell
and Peter Lawford's mother.

4.37 [791] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Nov1960 [rerun 03Feb61]
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
humorist Alexander King
vocalist Betty Johnson.
and Little Ginny Tiu who played "The Third Man" Theme on the piano and did an imitation of her pal Jimmy Durante.

4.38 [792] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Nov1960 [rerun 10Feb61]
From Hollywood.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Jerry Lewis
actor Pat O'Brien
and comedienne Peggy Cass.
*Note: Last Hollywood show.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Nov1960 [repeat from 25Oct60]
"Best of Paar"
with Florence Henderson, Brendan Behan, Genevieve, Cliff Arquette.


4.39 [793] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Nov1960
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
playwright Paddy Chayefsky
singer-actress Gloria DeHaven
and comedienne Renee Taylor.

4.40 [794] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Nov1960 [rerun 21Apr61]
Jack's back in New York again
Guests
actor Jackie Coogan
comedian-actor Hal March,
singer Jack Haskell
and French singer Genevieve.

4.41 [795] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Nov1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-writer Peter Ustinov
British actress-comedienne Hermione Gingold
actor Albert Dekker
and singer Kay Armen.
*Note: News item: November 30, 1960 Mickey Rooney and Jack Paar were to appear on Red Skelton's show
a reunite after the fallout from a previous Tonight Starring Jack Paar visit by Mickey.
The show was taped in Hollywood. Midway through the show, Paar accused Mickey Rooney of being drunk,
and asked him to leave. After Rooney left, Paar called the actor a "has-been."

4.42 [796] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
folksinger-actor Theodore Bikel
TV host Bert Parks
and singer Joan Turner.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Dec1960 [rerun from 24Aug60]
"Best of Paar"
with Bette Davis, Joe Phillips, Joey Bishop, Blossom Dearie and Renee Taylor.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Dec1960 [rerun from 16May60]
"Best of Paar"
with James Cagney, Shari Lewis, Genevieve
*Note: Jack starts the week off with a "Best of Paar" repeat since he'll end it with a new show come Friday.


4.43 [797] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Lord Boothby
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
comedian Cliff Arquette
and singer Earl Wrightson.

4.44 [798] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Albert Dekker
humorist Alexander King
and French singer Genevieve.

4.45 [799] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Dec1960 [San Antonio]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actress Vivian Vance
actress Eva Gabor
and singer-actress Florence Henderson

4.46 [800] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
comedienne-actress Betty White
and comedy team Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding.
*Note: News Item: New York Times Record. Jack Paar has agreed to do an all new show for
Friday, Dec 9 rather than a "Best of Paar" repeat, in order to cooperate

4.47 [801] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Dec1960
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
actor Vincent Price
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
and actor Tom D'Andrea.

4.48 [802] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
radio host Mary Margaret McBride
comedian Cliff Arquette
TV personality Arlene Francis
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.49 [803] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Alexander King
comedienne Renee Taylor
singer-actress Florence Henderson
and comedienne-actress Joan Taylor.

4.50 [804] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Malcolm Muggeridge
comic actor Johnny Myhers
French singer Genevieve
and the Berlitz language professors.

*Note: News item: Jack Paar takes a two-week vacation from his late-night program just after
Christmas, from December 26, 1960 until January 6, 1961. He returns January 9, 1961.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Dec1960 [rerun from 06Oct60]
"Best of Paar"
with Kirk Douglas, Rev. Billy Graham, Peggy Cass, Joey Bishop and Betty Johnson.


4.51 [805] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
comedian Joey Bishop
author Edmund Love
comedy actor Elliott Reid
and singer Earl Wrightson.

4.52 [806] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
writer George Kirgo
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.53 [807] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
comedy duo Bob and Ray
comedienne Betty White
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.54 [808] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Dec1960
Host Jack Paar
Guests
author Jim Bishop
comedienne Peggy Cass
French singer Genevieve
and songstress Patricia Neway.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Dec1960 [rerun from 26Oct60]
"Best of Paar"
with Jim Piersall, Buddy Hackett, Jack Haskell, Joey Bishop and Jean Kerr.


4.55 [809] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Dec1960
Hugh Downs is the guest host

4.56 [810] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Dec1960
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Highlights:
Hugh Downs, a skin-diving expert, visits the underwater location of "The Mermaids of Tiburon,"
off Espiritu Santo Island, to Investigate the mysteries of mermaids, with Diane Webber, star of the film.

4.57 [811] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Dec1960
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
Opera star Robert Merrill
comedienne-actress Betty White
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.58 [812] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Dec1960
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Lucille Ball
her children Lucie Arnaz
and Desi Arnaz Jr.
actor Chester Morris
and singer-writer Kay Thompson.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Dec1960 [rerun from ]
"Best of Paar"
with Peter Ustinov, Betty White, Pat Boone, Buddy Hackett, Marty Ingels.


4.59 [813] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Jan1961
Shelley Berman is the guest host
Guests
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
and singer Sylvia Syms.

4.60 [814] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Jan1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
singer Tony Bennett
actor Sal Mineo
TV personality Virginia Graham
and comedienne Renee Taylor.

4.61 [815] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Jan1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
French singer Genevieve

4.62 [816] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Jan1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actress Myrna Loy
singer Joanie Sommers
and actor Phil Foster.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Jan1961 [rerun from ]
"Best of Paar"
with Peggy Cass, Joe E. Brown, Jack Douglas and his Japanese wife Reiko,
whose conversation was shy but whose solo in song was almost aggressive.


4.63 [817] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Jan1961 [rerun 17Feb61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV personality Arlene Francis
humorist Alexander King
comedian Joe E. Brown
and French singer Genevieve.

4.64 [818] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Jan1961 [rerun 24Feb61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
singer Earl Wrightson
comedians Cliff Arquette
and Pat Harrington Jr.
comedienne Renee Taylor
and author Johnnie Lee McFadden.

4.65 [819] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British actress-comedienne Hermione Gingold
British actor Arthur Treacher
actor Elliott Reid
singer Jack Haskell
and comic Sid Gould.

4.66 [820] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Jan1961
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
actress-comedienne Lucille Ball
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

*Note: News item: Due to a stiff neck problem Jack Paar did not host.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Jan1961 [rerun from 15Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with Vivian Vance, Mickey Rooney, Earl Grant, Jack Haley, Criswell.


4.67 [821] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Jan1961 [rerun 03Mar61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist-author Alexander King
radio-TV host Walter Kiernan
comedienne Renee Taylor
French singer Genevieve
and vocalist Louise O'Brien.

4.68 [822] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
White House Correspondent Merriman Smith
comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko
and Kennedy's Press Secretary Pierre Salinger.

4.69 [823] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Jan1961 [rerun 17Apr61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Eva Gabor
comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko
United States Treasurer Ivy Baker Priest
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
and singer Betty Johnson.

4.70 [824] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Jan1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
actress Carol Channing
singer David Atkinson
and comic actor Johnny Myhers.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Jan1961 [repeat from 22Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with Gladys Cooper, Hans Conried, Cliff Arquette, Leona Anderson, Criswell and Peter Lawford's mother.


4.71 [825] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
comic actor Wally Cox
TV personality Peggy Cass
and singer Joan Fairfax.

4.72 [826] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British actress Hermione Gingold
comedian Cliff Arquette
and French singer Genevieve.

4.73 [827] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Alexander King
and singer actress Florence Henderson.

4.74 [828] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Jan1961 [rerun 10Mar61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actresses Lucille Ball
and Vivian Vance
British actors Arthur Treacher
and Cyril Ritchard
and singer Joan Fairfax.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Jan1961 [repeat from 16Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with Red Skelton and his wife, Joey Bishop, Alexander King, Jack Haskell.


4.75 [829] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Jan1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
actress Elsa Lanchester
comedian-actor Pat Harrington Jr.
and singer Betty Johnson.

4.76 [830] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Jan1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
singer Louise O'Brien.

4.77 [831] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Feb1961 [rerun 17Mar61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actors Hans Conried
and Albert Dekker
comedienne-actress Betty White
humorist Alexander King
and singer-actress Florence Henderson.

4.78 [832] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Feb1961 [rerun 20Mar61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Chester Morris
fashion designer Oleg Cassini
singer-comedienne Kaye Ballard
comedian Joey Carter
and comedy team Bob and Ray.

[--] Best of Jack Paar
03Feb1961 [repeat from 23Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with George Jessel, Betty Johnson, Alexander King, and Ginny Tiu.
Little Ginny Tiu played "The Third Man" Theme on the piano and did an imitation of her pal Jimmy Durante.


4.79 [833] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
veteran comedian Lou Holtz
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
and French singer Genevieve.

4.80 [834] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
baritone crooner Alan Dale
lawyer Morris Ernst
comic Sid Gould
and comedienne Renee Taylor

4.81 [835] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Hans Conried
humorist Alexander King
columnist Earl Wilson
and singer Betty Johnson.

4.82 [836] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
White House correspondent Merriman Smith
comedienne-actress Betty White
and singer Jack Haskell.

[--] Best of Jack Paar
10Feb1961 [repeat from 24Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with Jerry Lewis, Pat O'Brien and Peggy Cass.


4.83 [837] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Feb1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests

4.84 [838] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Broadway producer Leonard Sillman
singer Joan Fairfax
and French singer Genevieve.

4.85 [839] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Jack Douglas
and his wife Reiko Douglas
and comedienne Pat Carroll.

4.86 [840] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Joey Bishop
singer Earl Wrightson
columnist Elsa Maxwell
and journalist-novelist Vincent Sheean.

[--] Best of Jack Paar
17Feb1961 [repeat from 09Jan61]
"Best of Paar"
with Alexander King, Arlene Francis, Genevieve.


4.87 [841] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
publicist Jim Moran
singer-actress Florence Henderson
and The Premise Players.

4.88 [842] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Pat Suzuki
radio-TV host Walter Kiernan
and comedian Joey Bishop.

4.89 [843] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
fashion designer Oleg Cassini
comedienne Peggy Cass
singer Kay Armen
and French singer Genevieve.

4.90 [844] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
author Noel Coward
and humorist Alexander King and his wife

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Feb1961 [repeat from 10Jan61]
"Best of Paar"
with Earl Wrightson, Cliff Arquette, Pat Harrington Jr., Renee Taylor, Jonnie Lee McFadden


4.91 [845] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Feb1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests

4.92 [846] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Feb1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
magician Max Raskin
comedian Cliff Arquette
and French singer Genevieve.

4.93 [847] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Kaye Ballard
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
and TV personality Peggy Cass.

4.94 [848] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Mar1961 [rerun 28Apr61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Sam Levenson
comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko
and French singer Genevieve.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Mar1961 [repeat from 16Jan61]
"Best of Paar"
with Walter Kiernan, Alexander King, Louise O'Brien, Genevieve.


4.95 [849] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Mar1961 [rerun 12May61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
White House correspondent Merriman Smith
humorist Sam Levenson
comedians Dick Gregory
and Cliff Arquette
and singer Joan Fairfax.

4.96 [850] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Betty White
comedian Buddy Hackett
comedy writer and comedienne Selma Diamond
and The Limelighters.

4.97 [851] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Mar1961 [rerun 19May61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Art Carney
singer-actress Gracie Fields
comedienne-singer Edie Adams
singer Marguerite Piazza
and humorist Alexander King.
Highlights:
Gracie Fields sings "How Are Things in Glocca Morra".
Edie Adams sings "Hey There" in German.

4.98 [852] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Myron Cohen
and singer Jack Haskell.

*Note: Comic Myron Cohen makes his first visit to the Paar Show.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Mar1961 [repeat from 26Jan61]
"Best of Paar"
with Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Arthur Treacher, Cyril Ritchard.

4.99 [853] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
comedian Shelley Berman
singer Earl Wrightson
and lawyer Morris Ernst.
Paar and Ed Sullivan debate fees paid to performers on their programs. This climaxes their running feud of the past few days.

4.100 [854] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko Douglas
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Cliff Arquette.

4.101 [855] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Mar1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Irish playwright Brendan Behan
TV personality Peggy Cass
and comedian Joey Bishop.

4.102 [856] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Mar1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
Back again are Irish playwright Brendan Behan
TV personality Peggy Cass
and comedian Joey Bishop.
*Note: On the eve of Jack's departure to tape the show from London England next week.
*Note: News item: [Oregonian]
A few final (one hopes) words on the Sullivan-Paar imbroglio: If anyone emerged the winner, an overnight rating
by the American Research Bureau indicated it was Paar.
Last week, if the bureau's seven-city sampling og audiences were projected on a nationwide scale, the average Paar show
was seen by some 10,800,000 viewers in 5,400,000 homes.
While Paar was on his show Monday night, his audience just about doubled. He equalled and may even have topped the
audience watching his return to TV last year after his well-publicized walkout. But after Paar turned over
Monday night's show to Hugh Downs and the entertainers, about 7,000,000 people gave up and went to bed.


[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Mar1961 [repeat from 01Feb61]
"Best of Paar"
with Albert Dekker, Alexander King, Florence Henderson, Hans Conried, Betty White.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Mar1961 [repeat from 02Feb61]
"Best of Paar"
with Chester Morris, Oleg Cassini, Kaye Ballard, Joey Carter, Bob and Ray.


4.103 [857] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Mar1961[rerun 26May61]
From London, England
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Peggy Cass
British actor Robert Morley
British comedian Dickie Henderson
and Dame Sybil Thorndike.
In the New York segment Joey Bishop hosts
Guests comedian Jonathan Winters, French singer Genevieve and Hugh Downs.
*Note: The London portion of the show was in black and white and the New York part was in color.

4.104 [858] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Mar1961 [rerun 16Jun61]
From London, England
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actress Beatrice Lillie
British M.P. Michael Foote
controversial British politician Lord Boothby
Joey Bishop is the guest host for the New York segment
with guests Opera singer Robert Merrill, actor Gary Crosby and comedienne Renee Taylor.

4.105 [859] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Mar1961 [rerun 09Jun61]
From London, England,
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British actor Robert Morley
British humorist-performer Stephen Potter
and British actress-comedienne Joyce Grenfell.
Joey Bishop is the guest host for the New York segment
with comic Dick Gregory, actress Jean Seberg and vocalist-bandleader Russ Carlyle.

4.106 [860] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Mar1961
From London, England
Jack Paar and Peggy Cass wind up a week in London
Guests
British comedian Dickie Henderson
British humorist Malcolm Muggeridge
and British comedienne-actress Joyce Grenfell.
Joey Bishop is the guest host for the New York segment
Guests comic Dick Gregory and singer Kay Armen.

4.107 [861] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Mar1961
Joey Bishop guest hosts as Jack takes a two-week vacation.
Guests
actor-playwright Peter Ustinov
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and vocalist Bob Milano.

4.108 [862] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Mar1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comic actor Buster Keaton
TV personality Virginia Graham
singer Joan Fairfax
and nightclub comedian Gene Baylos.

4.109 [863] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Mar1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comedian Jack E. Leonard
actor Joe E. Brown
comedy writer Selma Diamond
and singer Adam Wade.

4.110 [864] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Mar1961
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comic actor Bill Dana
comedienne Renee Taylor
and singer Fran Warren.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Mar1961 [repeat from 08Feb61]
"Best of Paar"
with Alexander King, Earl Wilson, Hans Conried, Betty Johnson.


4.111 [865] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Apr1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
actress Elsa Lanchester
comic Sid Gould
and singer Judy Lynn.

4.112 [866] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Apr1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Henry Morgan
and Senator Wayne Dumont of Warren, candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor.

4.113 [867] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Apr1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
playwright Gore Vidal
storyteller Albert Dekker
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and singer Barbra Streisand.
Highlights:
Barbra sings "Sleeping Bee" and "When the Sun Comes Out".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXvLD-pxms&feature=related

*Note: Newspaper listings had Barbra's name listed as Barbara Strysand.

4.114 [868] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Apr1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
actor Hans Conried
English actress Hermione Baddeley
actor Martin Gabel
and singer Marguerite Piazza.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Apr1961 [repeat from 15Feb61]
"Best of Paar"
with Joan Fairfax, Robert Merrill, Hans Conried, Jack Douglas and Reiko.


4.115 [869] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Apr1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
singer Jack Haskell who also pinch hits for Hugh as announcer
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

4.116 [870] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Apr1961 [rerun 02Jun61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Andy Williams
humorist Alexander King
and French singer Genevieve.
Highlights:
Andy Williams sings "Danny Boy".

4.117 [871] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Alan Mowbray
author-playwright Jean Kerr
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.118 [872] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jack Benny
and comedienne-actress Nancy Walker.
Note: News item:
Benny the Peacemaker wangles Paar apology.
Jack Benny succeeded in wangling an apology from Jack Paar to Ed Sullivan, who clashed recently over
fees paid performers on their respective television shows.
The apology came about like this:
Benny, a guest on the Paar Show, was about to abuse his violin when he suddenly said to Paar:
"I'll play, if you let me say something to you, and promise that you won't get angry." Getting the promise, Benny asked,
"May I bring up the Ed Sullivan thing?" "You did", quipped Paar.
Benny then went on to say that Sullivan was one of his closest friends and asked why Paar and Sullivan should have a dispute,
with all the trouble there is in the world today.
"I mean," said Benny, "if you're going to be mad at someone, be mad at Eichmann or somebody".
Benny suggested that Paar's trouble is that he's "so emotional" and doesn't mean what he's saying.
"I know you called him all those names, but you did not mean one of them." Benny said to Paar.
Sullivan doesn't call Paar any names Benny added, "Because he at least has some sense."
Benny's manner was strictly friendly sort of like a father handing out advice to a son. "This", he told the audience, indicating Paar,
"is the sweetest guy in the world, and goes crazy in one minute. Calls everybody everything, and then goes home and cries,
and is sorry that he did."
Benny then half-demanded and half-coaxed Paar: "Now tell everybody you're sorry. Now, say it. Say you're sorry."
Paar's shouts of "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" were almost lost in the roar of the audience.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Apr1961 [repeat from 18Jan61]
"Best of Paar"
with Jack Douglas, Reiko, Ivy Baker Priest, Pat Harrington Jr. and Betty Johnson.


4.119 [873] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Apr1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host.
Guests

4.120 [874] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Cliff Arquette
comedienne Dody Goodman
and singer Louise O'Brien.

4.121 [875] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Apr1961 [rerun 30Jun61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Keenan Wynn
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
comedienne Beatrice Lillie
humorist-author Alexander King
and publicist Jim Moran.
*News item: Get ready for the next Jack Paar feud. He refused to have author Grace Metalious on his show,
so she's telling everyone who'll listen that the stories about her are untrue.

4.122 [876] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
actress Molly Picon
singer-actor Gordon MacRae
singer-actress Sheila MacRae
and columnist writer Eleanor Harris.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Apr1961 [repeat from 29Nov60]
"Best of Paar"
with Hal March, Jackie Coogan, Jack Haskell, Genevieve.


4.123 [877] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Bob Newhart
Washington correspondent Merriman Smith
and French singer Genevieve.

4.124 [878] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Thomas Mitchell
raconteur George Jessel
writer Jim Bishop
and comedian Nipsey Russell.

4.125 [879] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Apr1961 [rerun 07Jul61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actors Robert Montgomery
and Peter Ustinov
comedienne Peggy Cass
and singer Louise O'Brien.

4.126 [880] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Apr1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Hal March
actress Eva Gabor
actor Phil Leeds
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Apr1961 [repeat from 02Mar61]
"Best of Paar"
with Sam Levenson, Jack Douglas and Reiko, Genevieve.


4.127 [881] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Stan Freberg
comedy writer Selma Diamond
comedian Cliff Arquette
singer Peanuts Taylor of Nassau
and Australian Reg Evans talks about his connection with the rescue mission
that saved President Kennedy's life during World War II.

4.128 [882] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02May1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Dorothy Loudon
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.129 [883] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist-author Alexander King
radio's Harry Hershfield of "Can You Top This" fame
actress Eva Gabor
and singer Ron Hussman.

4.130 [884] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04May1961 [rerun 14Jul61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Leo Genn star of the Broadway play "The Devil's Advocate"
singer Gordon MacRae
and his wife actress Sheila MacRae
and the comedy team of Bob and Ray.
Also Jack has a chat with daughter Randy's teacher, Miss Campion.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05May1961 [repeat from 07Mar61]
"Best of Paar"
with Betty White, Selma Diamond, Buddy Hackett.


4.131 [885] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV personality Virginia Graham
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
actress Jan Miner
and financial writer-columnist Ira Cobleigh.

4.132 [886] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comic actor Larry Storch
comedy writer Jack Douglas and Reiko
comedian Stan Freberg
comedienne Dody Goodman
and singer Betty Johnson.

4.133 [887] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10May1961 [rerun 28Jul61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Joey Bishop
TV personality Arlene Francis
writer George Kirgo
and poet-comic Nipsey Russell.

4.134 [888] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British comedian Jimmy Edwards
comedienne-actress Nancy Walker
and singer Kay Armen.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12May1961 [repeat from 06Mar61]
"Best of Paar"
with Dick Gregory, Sam Levenson, Merriman Smith, Cliff Arquette.


4.135 [889] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15May1961 [rerun 21Jul61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-comedian Art Carney
comedians Jonathan Winters
and Shelley Berman
humorist-author Alexander King
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
and an interview with William Lederer of "Ugly American" fame.
Plus, a cameo appearance by Jim Jordan.

4.136 [890] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Reverend Billy Graham
comedians Shelley Berman
and Jonathan Winters.
News item: [Oregonian] Half hour shorter because of the "EMMYS" so Jack repeats one of his London shows
with Terry Thomas, Dickie Henderson, Malcolm Muggeridge
and a bit from New York with Joey Bishop, Kay Armen and Pat Harrington Jr.

4.137 [891] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17May1961 [rerun 04Aug61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Selma Diamond
singer Marguerite Piazza
TV personality Peggy Cass
comedienne Dody Goodman
comic Milt Kamen
and columnist Eleanor Harris.

4.138 [892] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
humorist Sam Levenson
and comic Phil Leeds.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19May1961 [repeat from 08Mar61]
"Best of Paar"
with Edie Adams, Alexander King, Gracie Fields, Marguerite Piazza


4.139 [893] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22May1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
comedian Henny Youngman
singer Barbra Streisand
and Grecian singer-actress Kitza Kazacos.
*Note: Barbra's name was spellt Barbara Strysand in the newslisting.

4.140 [894] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23May1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
writer George Kirgo
actor-comedian Roy Atwell
guitarist Les Paul
and vocalist-guitarist Mary Ford.

4.141 [895] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24May1961 [rerun 11Aug61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Art Carney
stage and film actor Alan Mowbray
comedian Jonathan Winters
The Smothers Brothers
French singer Genevieve
and sportswriter Red Smith.
Highlights:
Art Carney does a number of intriguing take-offs of President Kennedy, former President Truman,
Walter Brennan and Arthur Godfrey.

4.142 [896] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Jack Haskell who also substitutes for Hugh Downs
and vocalist Louise O'Brien.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26May1961 [repeat from 21Mar61]
"Best of Paar" London show
with Robert Morley, Peggy Cass, Joey Bishop, Genevieve, Jonathan Winters.


4.143 [897] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
radio and TV host Don McNeill
Opera singer Robert Merrill
singer-actress Fran Allison
comic actor George Lindsey
and comedian Cliff Arquette.

4.144 [898] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Joan Fairfax
comedian Milt Kamen
French singer Genevieve
and the Berlitz people.

4.145 [899] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31May1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Abe Burrows
singer Marguerite Piazza
and author Alexander King.

4.146 [900] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress-comedienne Nancy Walker
comic Nipsey Russell
The Smothers Brothers
and singer Louise O'Brien.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Jun1961 [repeat from 11Apr61]
"Best of Paar"
with Andy Williams, Alexander King, Genevieve.


4.147 [901] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Jun1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
comic poet Nipsey Russell
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.148 [902] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
Labor Union Leader Walter Reuther
comic entertainer Charles Dornan
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Cliff Arquette.

4.149 [903] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
author Gerald Green
actor Hans Conried
comedy writer Selma Diamond
vocalist Betty Johnson
comedian Larry Storch
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

4.150 [904] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Pierre Olaf of the Broadway musical "Carnival"
guitarist Les Paul
and vocalist Mary Ford
and comedy writer Jack Douglas and Reiko.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Jun1961 [repeat from 23Mar61]
"Best of Paar" London Show
with a New York portion led by Joey Bishop with Dick Gregory, Jean Seberg and Russ Carlyle.
Robert Morley, Joyce Grenfell and Stephen Potter's gamemanship in the London part.


4.151 [905] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
singer Earl Wrightson
radio and TV host Walter Kiernan
and 12-year-old Henry Makow.

4.152 [906] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Jun1961 [rerun 18Aug61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian George Burns
French singer Genevieve
singer Judy Lynn
and writer George Kirgo.

4.153 [907] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Jun1961 [rerun 25Aug61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
playwright Brendan Behan
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
humorist-author Alexander King
Cuban refugee singer Manolo Torrente
writer Louis Lomax
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.154 [908] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Jun1961 [rerun 01Sep61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
White House Correspondent Merriman Smith
actor Eli Wallach
comic actor Phil Foster
The Smothers Brothers
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Jun1961 [repeat from 22Mar61]
"Best of Paar"
with Beatrice Lillie in London portion, Gary Crosby and Renee Taylor in New York.


4.155 [909] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Shelley Berman
and singer Richard Hayes.

4.156 [910] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Jun1961 [rerun 08Sep61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
humorist-author Alexander King
comic actor Wally Cox
comedian Nipsey Russell
and singer Jack Haskell.

4.157 [911] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
singer Andy Williams
and comedy writer Selma Diamond

4.158 [912] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Jun1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Kathryn Grayson
and French singer Genevieve.
*News Item:
Comedian Orson Bean runs "The Tonight Starring Jack Paar" on NBC-TV next week while
Paar begins a vacation during which he will work on his fall TV special and write a book.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Jun1961 [repeat from 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Nat King Cole, Gracie Fields, Art Carney and Selma Diamond.


4.159 [913] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Jun1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
actor Phil Foster
and comedian Dayton Allen.

4.160 [914] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Jun1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
actor-singer-lyricist Eddie Lawrence
and songwriter Jule Styne.

4.161 [915] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Jun1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
singer Isobel Robins
dancer-actor Joel Grey
and comic Milt Kamen.

4.162 [916] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Jun1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
humorist Henry Morgan
director Otto Preminger
honky tonk singer Jean Shepard
and stage actress Maureen Bailey.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Jun1961 [repeat from 19Apr61]
"Best of Paar"
with Beatrice Lillie, Keenan Wynn, Alexander King, Diahann Carroll.


4.163 [917] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Jul1961
Hugh Downs is the substitute host
Guests
singer Johnny Desmond.

4.164 [918] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Jul1961
Hugh Downs is the substitute host
Guests
singer Mel Torme
comedian Larry Storch
Jazz drummer Kenny Clarke
comedienne Renee Taylor
and War correspondent Jim Lucas.

4.165 [919] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Jul1961
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
violinist Isaac Stern
actor Walter Slezak
writer Betty Rollin
and singer Carmel Quinn.

4.166 [920] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Jul1961
Prod. no. 61-1334A
Producer Paul Orr
Director Kirk Alexander
Announcer Hugh Downs
Musical Director Jose Melis
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
comedian Dave Astor
writers-lyricists Ken and Mitzi Welch
and pianist-composer Joey Alfidi.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Jul1961 [repeat from 26Apr61]
"Best of Paar"
with Peter Ustinov, Robert Montgomery, Peggy Cass, Louise O'Brien.


4.167 [921] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Jul1961 [rerun 11Sep61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Buddy Hackett
Lou Holtz
and Cliff Arquette
and Red Skelton in Las Vegas on film.

4.168 [922] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian-actor Jerry Lewis
British actress-comedienne Hermione Gingold
and comedian Buddy Hackett.

4.169 [923] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Jul1961 [rerun 22Sep61]
Host Jack Paar
comedian Jonathan Winters
comedy writer Selma Diamond
humorist Alexander King
and singer Kay Armen.

4.170 [924] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Jul1961 [rerun 27Oct61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actress Nancy Walker
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
comic actor Phil Foster
guitarist Les Paul
and singer Mary Ford
announcer-comedian-author Sandy Becker
and journalist-author Louis Lomax.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Jul1961 [repeat from 04May61]
"Best of Paar"
with Leo Genn, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, Bob and Ray and Mrs. Nardi Reeder Campion.


4.171 [925] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Jack E. Leonard
Phil Foster
and Cliff Arquette.

4.172 [926] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
TV personality Virginia Graham
and comic entertainer Charles Dornan.

4.173 [927] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Hermione Gingold
comic Joey Carter
vocalist Betty Johnson
and writer Gwen Davis.

4.174 [928] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
folksinger-actor Theodore Bikel
comedian-actor Hal March
and comedy writer Jack Douglas and Reiko.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Jul1961 [repeat from 15May61]
"Best of Paar"
with Art Carney, Jonathan Winters, Cliff Arquette, Shelley Berman.


4.175 [929] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Jonathan Winters
and Jack E. Leonard
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
singer Frank Verna
and comedy team Bob and Ray.

4.176 [930] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Alexander King and his wife Marge King
comic poet Nipsey Russell
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.177 [931] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Jul1961 [rerun 06Oct61]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Jean-Pierre Aumont
actress Eva Gabor
singer Andy Williams
and comedy writer Selma Diamond.

4.178 [932] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne-actress Vivian Vance
folksinger actor Theodore Bikel
comic Joey Carter
singer Enzo Stuarti
and columnist Sylvia Porter.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Jul1961 [repeat from 10May61]
"Best of Paar"
with Joey Bishop, Arlene Francis, Nipsey Russell.


4.179 [933] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Jul1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Hermione Gingold
actor Jim Jordan (McGee of Fibber McGee and Molly fame)
comedian Cliff Arquette
gambling expert John Scarne
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.180 [934] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Abe Burrows
comedian Jack E. Leonard
and singer-actress Edie Adams.

4.181 [935] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-comedian Buddy Hackett
comic Dave Astor
singer Louise O'Brien
and 82-year-old Mabel Davis.

4.182 [936] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Clive Revill of the Broadway musical "Irma La Douce"
comedienne Kaye Ballard
comedian Buddy Hackett
and gambling expert John Scarne.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Aug1961 [repeat from 17May61]
"Best of Paar"
with Selma Diamond, Marguerite Piazza, Milt Kamen, Dody Goodman and Eleanor Harris.


4.183 [937] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comic actor Phil Foster
humorist-author Alexander King
New York Times and Esquire magazine writer Gay Talese
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.184 [938] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
radio and TV journalist Walter Kiernan
comedian Shelley Berman
French singer Genevieve
Jack Haskell doubling as singer and announcer
and the Berlitz people.

4.185 [939] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Selma Diamond
humorist H. Allen Smith
singer Carmel Quinn
and private detective Fred Otash.

4.186 [940] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
John Chancellor host of the Today Show
guitarist Les Paul
and vocalist Mary Ford
and singer Jack Haskell.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Aug1961 [repeat from 24May61]
"Best of Paar"
with Art Carney, Jonathan Winters, Alan Mowbray and the Smothers Brothers.
Art Carney does a number of intriguing take-offs of President Kennedy, former President Truman, Walter Brennan and Arthur Godfrey.


4.187 [941] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Eva Gabor
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
singer Joan Fairfax
and comedian Gene Baylos.

4.188 [942] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Jonathan Winters
TV personality Virginia Graham
and comedy writer Jack Douglas.

4.189 [943] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-comedian Larry Storch
singer Frank Parker
and essayist Dr. Albert Burke.

4.190 [944] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Julius LaRosa
journalist Max Lerner
and gambling expert John Scarne.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Aug1961 [repeat from 13Jun61]
"Best of Paar"
with George Burns, Genevieve, Judy Lynn.


4.191 [945] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Henry Gibson
singer Buddy Greco
and singer-actress Lillian Roth.

4.192 [946] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee
Mrs. Nardi Reeder Campion
comic Milt Kamen
and French singer Genevieve.

4.193 [947] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
ventriloquist Paul Winchell
singer Earl Wrightson
comic Phil Leeds
and poet Richard Armour.

4.194 [948] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Aug1961 [rerun 05Jan62]
Host Jack Paar
Guests
entertainer Liberace
actor-comedian Don Adams
comic Phil Leeds
comedy duo Phil Ford and Mimi Hines,
vocalist Betty Johnson
and journalist-author Theodore H. White.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Aug1961 [repeat from 14Jun61]
"Best of Paar"
with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alexander King, George Lindsay, Manuel Torente and Lazlo Vladny.


4.195 [949] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Rev. Billy Graham
TV personality Peggy Cass
Opera singer Robert Merrill
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

4.196 [950] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Gary Morton
humorist Alexander King
and singer Kay Armen.

4.197 [951] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Selma Diamond
comic poet Nipsey Russell
and artist Walter Keane.

4.198 [952] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Aug1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian George Gobel
and magazine writer Eleanor Harris

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Sep1961 [repeat 15Jun61]
"Best of Paar"
with Eli Wallach, The Smothers Brothers, Phil Foster, Merriman Smith, Betty Johnson.


4.199 [953] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Sep1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
comedian Sid Gould.

4.200 [954] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Sep1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Henry Morgan
and baritone David Atkinson.

4.201 [955] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Sep1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
singer-actress Maureen Bailey
radio DJ Bill Gordon
and comedian Sid Gould.

4.202 [956] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Sep1961
Orson Bean is the guest host
Guests
comedienne-singer Edie Adams
singer Joan Fairfax
and comedian Sid Gould.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Sep1961 [repeat from 20Jun61]
"Best of Paar"
with Alexander King, Nipsey Russell, Wally Cox, Jack Haskell.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Sep1961 [repeat from 10Jul61]
"Best of Paar"
with Buddy Hackett, Lou Holtz, Cliff Arquette and Red Skelton in Las Vegas on film.


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