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 Season 5 (NBC)(1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded Nov-2019]
references:
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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 latenight (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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5.01 [957] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Sep1961
Taped in Berlin segment with Jack Paar, Peggy Cass and film director Robert Siodmak.
Hugh Downs is the New York host
Guests
singer Earl Wrightson
writer Harry Golden
and comedienne Peggy Cass.
From Radio Free Berlin Studios and from on site locations, Jack Paar and Peggy Cass broadcast "The Tonight Show,"
110 miles from Communist occupied Germany. There are many interviews with soldiers and with the cooperation of the United States Army,
Paar tours the many facilities and shares his wit and observations with his American audience.
From the Sept. 14 telecast, Paar and Hugh Downs comment about the controversy of the Sept. 12 broadcast which caused
ripples in the press and with Congress in Washington D.C.

5.02 [958] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Sep1961
Jack Paar takes over for the 11:30-12:30 portion of the show with a taped segment shot on location from West Berlin.
Hugh Downs fills in for the opening 15 minutes and the closing half hour from New York.

5.03 [959] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Sep1961
Peggy Cass and Curt Jurgens appear in the Berlin segment
The third and last hour long tape from West Berlin.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Sep1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Kathryn Grayson, Abe Burrows, Dody Goodman, Genevieve and the Berlitz professors.


5.04 [960] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Sep1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host for the vacationing Jack Paar.
Guests
journalist Jim Bishop
author-journalist Louis Lomax
and singer Rosina Pagan.

5.05 [961] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Sep1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
playwright-director-producer Marc Connelly.

5.06 [962] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Sep1961
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
comedians Dick Gregory
and Jackie Cannon.

5.07 [963] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Sep1961
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
theatrical agent and producer Leland Hayward.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Sep1961 [repeat 12Jul61]
"Best of Paar"
with Selma Diamond, Kay Armen, Jonathan Winters, Alexander King.


5.08 [964] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Sep1961
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and violinist Florian Zabach.

5.09 [965] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Sep1961
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
Calypso singer Steve DePass.

5.10 [966] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Sep1961
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
singer Johnny Desmond.

5.11 [967] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Sep1961
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Sep1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Merv Griffin, Cliff Arquette, Julann Griffin, Jack E. Leonard.


5.12 [968] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Oct1961
Jack Paar returns to the show after his European trip to Berlin, Paris, Moscow and cities in Switzerland.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Gertrude Berg
humorist Alexander King
comedienne Dody Goodman
vocalist Betty Johnson
and Swiss yodeler Peter Hinnen.

5.13 [969] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Alexander King
singer Earl Wrightson
and comic Milt Kamen.

5.14 [970] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Eli Wallach
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
and gambling expert John Scarne.

5.15 [971] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
comedian Cliff Arquette
French singer Genevieve
and essayist Dr. Albert Burke.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Oct1961 [repeat from 26Jul61]
"Best of Paar"
with Andy Williams, Eva Gabor, Selma Diamond, Jean-Pierre Aumont.


5.16 [972] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Phil Foster
comedienne Phyllis Diller
humorist Alexander King
and vocalist Louise O'Brien.

5.17 [973] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Georgia Gibbs
TV personality Virginia Graham
columnist Elsa Maxwell
and Stag McMahon.

5.18 [974] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Horst Buchholz
singer Carmel Quinn
and comedy writer Selma Diamond.

5.19 [975] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
and singer Frank Parker.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Oct1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Woody Allen, Richard Hayes, Hermione Gingold, Jack E. Leonard, Shelley Berman.

 

*News item: Jack Paar will leave his late-night show March 30, 1962 and return next fall as the star of a weekly
primetime color program, the National Broadcasting Company announced.
The NBC announcement said Paar's current program will be continued after Paar departs on Friday, March 20, 1962.
The name of the new host will be announced later.


5.20 [976] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Oct1961
Orson Bean takes over as host while Paar has a one-night vacation.
Guests
TV personality Art Linkletter
and singer Joan Fairfax.

5.21 [977] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Jack Douglas and Reiko Douglas
comedian Buddy Hackett
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

5.22 [978] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jackie Mason
comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko.

5.23 [979] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress-comedienne Vivian Vance
singer Jack Haskell
French vocalist Genevieve
English comedian Tony Hancock
and a skit from the Broadway revue "From the Second City" with Eugene Troobnick
and Paul Sand, about a lonesome soul and his phonopal.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Oct1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Jerry Lewis, Hermione Gingold, Buddy Hackett, Joan Fairfax.


5.24 [980] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Morris West author of "Daughter of Silence"
actors Mickey Rooney
and Hans Conried
and British comedienne Hermione Gingold.

5.25 [981] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
writer George Kirgo
singer Earl Wrightson
comedy writer Selma Diamond
and writer-novelist Robert Crichton.

5.26 [982] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV and film critic John Crosby
humorist Alexander King
and singer Louise O'Brien.

5.27 [983] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Irish actor-playwright Michael Mac'Liamoir

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Oct1961 [repeat from 13Jul61]
"Best of Paar"
with Pat Harrington Jr., Phil Foster, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Louis Lomax and Sandy Becker.


5.28 [984] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Hans Conried
comic poet Nipsey Russell
comedian Buddy Hackett
and dance couple Kathryn and Arthur Murray.

5.29 [985] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Oct1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Georgia Gibbs
actor-musician Gene Sheldon
comedienne Dody Goodman
and astronomer Dr. Harlow Shapley.

5.30 [986] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
columnist-author Paul Molloy
lawyer-author Louis Nizer
and humorist-author Alexander King.

5.31 [987] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes
actress Molly Picon
and radio-TV personality Jean Shepherd.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Nov1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Richard Hayes, Virginia Graham, Phyllis Diller, Charles Dornan and Sylvia Porter.

5.32 [988] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Carmel Quinn
actor Phil Foster
actor-writer Malachy McCourt
comedian Buddy Hackett
and dance duo Arthur and Kathryn Murray.

5.33 [989] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Eli Wallach
and his wife actress Anne Jackson
comedian Jack E. Leonard
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

5.34 [990] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
author Morris L. West
and comedian Shelley Berman.

5.35 [991] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Nov1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
singer-actor Gordon MacRae
and his wife singer-actress Sheila MacRae.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Nov1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Alexander King and Marge King, Nipsey Russell, Betty Johnson.


[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Nov1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Hermione Gingold, Jim Jordan, Cliff Arquette, Betty Johnson.


5.36 [992] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor-comedian Red Skelton
and humorist Alexander King.

5.37 [993] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
humorist Alexander King
and TV personality Peggy Cass

[Seattle Daily Times]
Les Paul, Mary Ford, Charlie Manna

5.38 [994] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Nov1961 [rerun 23Feb62]
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actors Peter Lorre
and Sir Cedric Hardwicke
and guitarist Les Paul
and vocalist Mary Ford.

5.39 [995] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
comedian Joey Bishop
singer Kaye Stevens
British actress Hermione Gingold
and comedian Dick Gregory.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Nov1961 [repeat 61]
"Best of Paar"
with Abe Burrows, Edie Adams, Jack E. Leonard, Frank Parker.


5.40 [996] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Nat King Cole
singer Gisele MacKenzie
humorist Alexander King
and Les Poupees de Paris.

5.41 [997] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jack Benny
actor Danny Thomas
singer Pat Boone
and entertainer Liberace.

5.42 [998] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedian George Burns
and The Mary Kaye Trio.

5.43 [999] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Nov1961
From Hollywood
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actor Dennis Day
singer Kaye Stevens
and comedian Bob Newhart.

5.44 [1000] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Nov1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
actor-comedian Larry Storch
playwright-director Marc Connelly
and actress Eleanor LaForge.

5.45 [1001] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
author-critic Marya Mannes
and singer Earl Wrightson.

5.46 [1002] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedy writer Selma Diamond
and comedian Jackie Mason.

5.47 [1003] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Nov1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Robert Morse
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes
and Italian actor Walter Chiari.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Dec1961 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Kaye Ballard, Buddy Hackett, John Scarne.


5.48 [1004] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
author Morris West
comedian Jack E. Leonard
singer Earl Wrightson
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

5.49 [1005] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Marguerite Piazza
comedians Pat Harrington Jr.
and Shelley Berman
and comedian-actor Wally Cox.

5.50 [1006] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Pat Carroll
and Dr. Albert Burke.

5.51 [1007] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
lawyer-author Louis Nizer
and humorist-author Alexander King.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Dec1961 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Anita Gillette, Jack Haskell, John Chancellor, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Pat Harrington Jr.


5.52 [1008] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Dec1961
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
producer-playwright-director Marc Connelly
singer Oscar Brown Jr.
author John Toland
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.53 [1009] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Phil Foster
singers Enzo Stuarti
and Sid Gary
and French singer Genevieve.

5.54 [1010] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comic actor Pat Buttram
TV personality Virginia Graham
and gambling expert John Scarne

5.55 [1011] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Jayne Mansfield
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Senor Wences
and humorist Alexander King.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Dec1961 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with George Jessel, Cliff Arquette, Genevieve and Dr. Albert Burke.


5.56 [1012] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV personality Virginia Graham
comic actor Pat Buttram
and gambling expert John Scarne.

5.57 [1013] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Kaye Stevens
violinist Florian Zabach
and comedian Dick Gregory

5.58 [1014] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Maximillian Schell
singer Vic Damone
and comedian Jackie Mason.

5.59 [1015] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Dec1961
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Dec1961 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Buddy Hackett, Joan Fairfax, Jack Douglas and Reiko and Dody Goodman.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Dec1961 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Earl Wrightson, Richard Armour, Phil Leeds, Paul Winchell and Dr. Albert Burke.


5.60 [1016] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Dec1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
singer Johnny Desmond.

5.61 [1017] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Dec1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

5.62 [1018] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Dec1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
news correspondent Jim Lucas.

5.63 [1019] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Dec1961
Hugh Downs is the host
Guests
bandleader Xavier Cugat
singer Abbe Lane
and comedian Jack E. Leonard.

5.64 [1020] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Jan1962
Sam Levenson takes over for the vacationing Jack Paar this week
Guests
singer Oscar Brand
author-lecturer Ashley Montagu
The Boston Fine Arts Quartet
and a comic who goes by the name "The Banana Man".

5.65 [1021] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Jan1962
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
actor Walter Slezak
singer Felicia Sanders
and The Weavers (who did not appear).
*Note: Plain Dealer Ohio News item: The Weavers, a folk-singing quartet was barred from the
Tonight Starring Jack Paar last night because its members had refused to sign loyalty oaths.
The quartet "The Weavers" said it had been approached by NBC lawyers about noon yesterday
and asked to sign statements that they were not and never had been members of the Communist party.
The group unanimously declined. Fred Hellerman, speaking for the group said:
"We resent the indignity that such a request implies. Moreover, we feel very strongly that no private
business establishment such as NBC has the power or right to require proof or any citizen's patriotism."
The network confirmed that it had canceled The Weavers' appearance
.

5.66 [1022] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
03Jan1962
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
folksinger Casey Anderson
commercial actress Betty Furness
and comic Charles Dornan.

5.67 [1023] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
04Jan1962
Sam Levenson is the guest host
Guests
actor Art Carney
singer Jimmy Dean
etiquette expert Amy Vanderbilt
and Dr. Irving Fradkin.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Jan1962 [repeat from 24Aug61]
"Best of Paar"
with Liberace, Don Adams, Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, Betty Johnson, Theodore H. White.


5.68 [1024] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Jan1962
Jack's back from the Florida sun.
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comic actor Wally Cox
TV personality Peggy Cass
guitarist Les Paul
and vocalist Mary Ford.

5.69 [1025] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
baritone Robert Merrill
comic Phil Foster
actress-comedienne Betty White
and humorist-story-teller Alexander King.

5.70 [1026] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
10Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes
TV personality Virginia Graham
and comedy writer Selma Diamond

5.71 [1027] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
11Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Art Carney
comedian-actor Orson Bean
comics Jackie Mason
and Lou Holtz.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Jan1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Earl Wrightson, Betty White, Gertrude Berg, Milt Kamen.


5.72 [1028] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Jan1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Pat Carroll.

5.73 [1029] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
playwright Gore Vidal, author of Broadway's current in "Romulus," is on again tonight, joining the returning
English comic Dickie Henderson who'll do another act,
singer Julius LaRosa
and art critic Brian O'Doherty.

5.74 [1030] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
17Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
French comedian and star of the movie "La Belle Americane" Robert Dhery
British actress Hermione Gingold
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.75 [1031] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
news anchor Chet Huntley
comedian Shelley Berman
and singer Jack Haskell.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Jan1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Carmel Quinn, Selma Diamond, Phil Foster.


5.76 [1032] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer Kay Armen
comic actor Wally Cox
comedian Dick Gregory
comedienne Dody Goodman
and Dr. Albert Burke.

5.77 [1033] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
humorist story-teller Alexander King
actress Betty White
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.78 [1034] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
24Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
playwright Gore Vidal is on again tonight
joining the returning English comic Dickie Henderson
and Vic Damone who'll sing and chat with Jack.

5.79 [1035] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
25Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actor Gordon MacRae
and his wife actress Sheila MacRae
TV personality Peggy Cass
TV producer Mark Goodson
and comedian Roger Ray.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Jan1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Molly Picon, Frank Parker, Buddy Hackett.


5.80 [1036] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Jan1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
comic actor Wally Cox
double-talk vaudeville comedian Al Kelly
singer Aretha Franklin
and Dr. Cleo Dawson.

5.81 [1037] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
writer-broadcaster Frank Edwards
fashion designer Oleg Cassini
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.82 [1038] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
31Jan1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
commentator-author William F. Buckley Jr.
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes
author Pierre Berton
and newspaper publisher Harry Golden.

5.83 [1039] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Ethel Griffies
vocalist Betty Johnson
and Dr. Harlow Shapley.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Feb1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Phyllis Diller, Alexander King, Louise O'Brien.


5.84 [1040] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
former Vice President Richard M. Nixon
comedian Bob Newhart
singer Betty Johnson
and Dr. Margaret Mead.

5.85 [1041] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
humorist Alexander King
fashion designer Oleg Cassini
comic Milt Kamen
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.86 [1042] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
TV personality Arlene Francis
TV hostess Virginia Graham
comedian Dave Barry
and publicist Jim Moran.

5.87 [1043] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
former Vice President Richard M. Nixon
actor Hans Conried
singer-actress Sally Ann Howes
and eccentric singer Leona Anderson.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Feb1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Kay Armen, Alexander King, Al Hirschfeld, Jackie Mason.


5.88 [1044] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Feb1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Pat Carroll
baseball player Jimmy Piersall
and actor-comedian Larry Storch.

5.89 [1045] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
playwright Brendan Behan
comedian Joey Bishop
TV personality Peggy Cass
and The Smothers Brothers.

5.90 [1046] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
singer Carmel Quinn
comedy writer Jack Douglas
and Arthur Christiansen former editor of the London Daily Express.

5.91 [1047] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress-comedienne Vivian Vance
comedienne Kaye Ballard
and comedian Buddy Hackett.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Feb1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Earl Wrightson, Selma Diamond, George Kirgo, Bob Crichton.


5.92 [1048] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jackie Mason
singer Jack Haskell

5.93 [1049] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actress Diana Dors
actor Phil Foster
singer Jimmy Dean
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.94 [1050] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
comic xylophonist Roger Ray
humorist Alexander King
and singer Julie Whitney.

5.95 [1051] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor James Garner
baseball legend Satchel Paige
and singer Earl Wrightson.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Feb1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Peter Lorre, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Leona Anderson, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Ed Reimers.
This "Best of Paar" repeat program had Ed Reimers announcing and co-hosting.


5.96 [1052] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Eli Wallach
and his wife actress Anne Jackson
raconteur George Jessel
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
and tenor Ed Scotti.

5.97 [1053] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
The Smothers Brothers
comedy writer Jack Douglas
singer Frank Parker
and newspaperman Paul Molloy

5.98 [1054] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Feb1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
singer-actress Gracie Fields
actor Stanley Holloway
singer Carmel Quinn
and comedian Jackie Mason.

5.99 [1055] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01Mar1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
comic actor Wally Cox.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
02Mar1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Gisele Mackenzie, Alexander King, Pat Buttram and the Poupees de Paris.


5.100 [1056] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
05Mar1962
Hugh Downs is host for the vacationing Jack Paar
Guests
actress Monique Van Vooren
singer Johnny Desmond
and comedian Jack E. Leonard.

5.101 [1057] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
06Mar1962
Hugh Downs is host for the vacationing Jack Paar
Guests
comic Phil Foster
actress Paula Prentiss
singer Louise O'Brien
and General Robert Lee Scott Jr. author of "God Is My Co-Pilot".

5.102 [1058] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
07Mar1962
Hugh Downs is host for the vacationing Jack Paar
Guests
actress Monique Von Vooren
singer Johnny Desmond
and comedian Jack E. Leonard

5.103 [1059] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
08Mar1962
Hugh Downs is host for the vacationing Jack Paar
Guests
actress Olivia DeHavilland
actor Ben Gazzara
playwright Marc Connelly
and singer Leon Bibb.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Mar1962 [repeat from 08Nov61]
"Best of Paar"
with Morris West, Shelley Berman, Dody Goodman, Milt Kamen, Betty Johnson.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
12Mar1962 [repeat from 14Nov61]
"Best of Paar"
with Red Skelton, Alexander King, Ed Reimers.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
13Mar1962 [repeat]
with Robert Morley from London
and Hugh Downs hosts in New York with Liberace and Carmel Quinn.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
14Mar1962 [repeat]
From London Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine
and Hugh Downs hosts in New York with guest Mel Torme.
Jack is host in London with Lord Boothby and M.P. Michael Foote as guests,
Hugh Downs is host in New York with singer Mel Torme.


[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Mar1962 [repeat]
From London Malcolm Muggeridge.
Hugh Downs hosts in New York guest Olivia DeHavilland.

[--] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
16Mar1962 [repeat]
From London Beatrice Lillie, Robert Morley, Peggy Cass


5.104 [1060] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
19Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Charles Laughton
humorist Alexander King
comic Milt Kamen
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.105 [1061] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
20Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
playwright Jean Kerr
musical comedy star Carol Channing
actress Jayne Mansfield
and George Kirgo.

5.106 [1062] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
21Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
actor Van Johnson
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
Paul Weiss
comedy writer Selma Diamond
and singer Felicia Sanders.

5.107 [1063] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
22Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
comedienne Phyllis Diller
singer Jennie Smith
and Senator George A. Smathers.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
23Mar1962 (rerun from 23Nov61)
On this repeat show from Hollywood;
Jack's guests include Bob Hope, George Burns and the Mary Kaye Trio,
instrumentalists, Ed Reimers and Jose Melis Orchestra.


5.108 [1064] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
26Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.109 [1065] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
27Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Rev. Billy Graham
comedian Jonathan Winters
TV personality Peggy Cass
and The Smothers Brothers.

5.110 [1066] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
28Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedians Soupy Sales
Jackie Mason
George Jessel
and Cliff Arquette
and vocalist Betty Johnson.

5.111 [1067] Tonight Starring Jack Paar  [Final Show with Jack Paar]
29Mar1962
Host Jack Paar
Guests
Opera singer Robert Merrill
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Jack E. Leonard
and humorist Alexander King.
*Note: The guests on the last show were Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Robert Merrill and Buddy Hackett.
Among those appearing in taped farewell messages were Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Billy Graham,
Bob Hope and Jack Benny. Hugh Downs was the announcer, and Jose Melis led the band.

Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar


*Substitute hosts for remainder of the Season.

[---] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
30Mar1962 [repeat]
"Best of Paar"
with Jack Benny. Hugh Downs is co-host.
This was to be the final televised "Jack Paar Tonight Show." This show was a repeat.

5.112 [1068] Tonight Show
02Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Robert Cummings
actress Carolyn Jones
singer Teresa Brewer
and musician Woody Herman.

*Note: The show is based in Hollywood for a month.
Art Linkletter begins a two-week stint as the first of several guest emcees.
Music is Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra. Hugh Downs continues as announcer.

5.113 [1069] Tonight Show
03Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Danny Thomas
producer Sheldon Leonard
and singer Gisele MacKenzie.

5.114 [1070] Tonight Show
04Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actress Jane Russell
actor Jim Backus
singer Mel Torme
nudists Ed and June Lange
and memory expert Prof. Arthur Bornstein

5.115 [1071] Tonight Show
05Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Walter Pidgeon
actress Ruta Lee
comic actor Pat Buttram
Silent Screen actress Corinne Griffith
vocalist Ernie Shelby
and The Weire Brothers.

5.116 [1072] Tonight Show
06Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actors Kirk Douglas
and Eddie Mayhoff
film director George Cukor
singer-actress Lisa Kirk
and columnist Sidney Skolsky.

5.117 [1073] Tonight Show
09Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Richard Boone
baseball manager Leo Durocher
actress Mamie Van Doren
comedian Morey Amsterdam
boxer Archie Moore
and columnist Abigail Van Buren.

5.118 [1074] Tonight Show
10Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
comedian Bob Newhart
actress Miko Taka
singer Jack Jones
comedy writer Carl Reiner
comic Dave Barry
and attorney George T. Davis.

5.119 [1075] Tonight Show
11Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actors Robert Horton
and Adolphe Menjou
actress Eve Arden
Jo Ann Hill
author Rodger Swearingen
and feminist Betty Santoro.

5.120 [1076] Tonight Show
12Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Burt Lancaster
actress Ida Lupino
actor Howard Duff
fashion designer Edith Head
singer Jack Jones
and Harold Smith.

5.121 [1077] Tonight Show
13Apr1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
director George Cukor
blues singer Georgia Lee
Art's son's TV host Jack Linkletter
and musician Bob Linkletter
and boxer John Indrisano.

5.122 [1078] Tonight Show
16Apr1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comedian Milton Berle
actresses Alice Faye
and Arlene Dahl
singer Gigi Galon
comedienne Natalie Nevins
comic Lenny Kent
and mentalist Criswell.

5.123 [1079] Tonight Show
17Apr1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actor Jack Lemmon
comedienne Pat Carroll
voice actress June Foray
actor-singer-songwriter Tommy Leonetti
and comic Lenny Kent.

5.124 [1080] Tonight Show
18Apr1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
actor Andy Griffith
singer-actor Dennis Day
actress Glynis Johns
and singer Al Martino.

5.125 [1081] Tonight Show
19Apr1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comedian-actor Danny Thomas
singer-actress Edie Adams
actor Ernest Borgnine
comic Sid Gould
and singer Mavis Rivers.

5.126 [1082] Tonight Show
20Apr1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
actor James Garner
actress Paula Prentiss
comic actor Pat Harrington Jr.
and singer-songwriter Don Williams.

5.127 [1083] Tonight Show
23Apr1962
Bob Cummings is the guest host
Guests
actor Vincent Price
actresses Hedy Lamarr
and Jayne Mansfield
Mezzo soprano-actress Patricia Morison
and Moulton Taylor and his flying automobile.

5.128 [1084] Tonight Show
24Apr1962
Bob Cummings is the guest host
Guests
comedian George Burns
actress Marjorie Lord
comic Soupy Sales
dancer-actor Bobby Van
and Albie Pearson (of Los Angeles Angels' fame)

5.129 [1085] Tonight Show
25Apr1962
Bob Cummings is the guest host
Guests
actress Ida Lupino
actor Howard Duff
radio DJ and actor Bob Crane
comedienne Ann B. Davis
actor Dwayne Hickman
columnist-author Joe Hyams
impressionist-actor Frank Gorshin
and singing duo Joe and Eddie.

5.130 [1086] Tonight Show
26Apr1962
Bob Cummings is the guest host
Guests
actor Ed Wynn
singer Rosemary Clooney
pianist Andre Previn
actor John Conte
cowboy singer-actor Roy Rogers
actresses Joan Staley
and Nancy Kulp.

5.131 [1087] Tonight Show
27Apr1962
Bob Cummings is the guest host
Guests
musical comedy star Carol Channing
entertainer Ken Murray
actors Rodd Redwing
and Bruce Yarnell
and pianist Andre Previn.

5.132 [1088] Tonight Show
30Apr1962
Back in New York.
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor Tony Randall
comedian Jack E. Leonard
singers Pat Suzuki
and Carmel Quinn
with Skitch Henderson and the Orchestra replacing Jose Melis.

5.133 [1089] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
01May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor-comedian Art Carney
actress Eva Gabor
and comedian Jonathan Winters

5.134 [1090] Tonight Show
02May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
bandleader Xavier Cugat
singer Abbe Lane
comedians Dick Gregory
and Milt Kamen
and World War II spy Eric Erickson, the man whose life story is the basis for a current film.

5.135 [1091] Tonight Show
03May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actress Elsa Lanchester
comedian Louis Nye
and singer Felicia Sanders.

5.136 [1092] Tonight Show
04May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actresses Olivia DeHavilland
and Phyllis Newman
humorist Sam Levenson
singer Carmel Quinn
and Dr. Cleo Dawson.

5.137 [1093] Tonight Show
07May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
comic Marty Ingels
singers Sarah Vaughan
and Pat Kirby
and photographer Peter Basch.

5.138 [1094] Tonight Show
08May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actress-comedienne Edie Adams
TV personality Henry Morgan
raconteur Jean Shepherd
wrestler Antonino Rocca
and entertainer Hildegarde.

5.139 [1095] Tonight Show
09May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
his wife Julann
British actress Hermione Gingold
actor Cyril Ritchard
comedian Shelley Berman
and singer Johnny Nash.

5.140 [1096] Tonight Show
10May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor Pat O'Brien
actress Dolores Hart
comic Milt Kamen
actress-author Pamela Mason
singer-actress Anita Darian
and singer Vince Morrow.

5.141 [1097] Tonight Show
11May1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor William Bendix
singer June Valli
actor Sydney Chaplin
and his wife French dancer-actress Noelle Adam
comedian Jackie Mason
and The Smothers Brothers.

5.142 [1098] Tonight Show
14May1962
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
actress Miyoshi Umeki
comic actor Red Buttons
comic-poet Nipsey Russell
and singer-actor Frankie Avalon.

5.143 [1099] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15May1962
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
comedian Jack E. Leonard
singer Jimmy Dean
Sandra Lee
puppeteers Bil and Cora Baird
film producer Ross Hunter
and vocalist Louise O'Brien.

5.144 [1100] Tonight Show
16May1962
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
actress Julie Newmar
actor Gary Crosby
comedian Don Rickles
comic actor Pat Harrington Jr.
and sculptor Luis San Guino.

5.145 [1101] Tonight Show
17May1962
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
White House Correspondent Merriman Smith
White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger
actress Elizabeth Ashley
singer Anita Bryant
and comedian Shecky Greene.

5.146 [1102] Tonight Show
18May1962
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
singer-actor Gordon MacRae
and his wife actress Sheila MacRae
comedian Frank Fontaine
actor-comedian Doodles Weaver
comic Phil Foster
singers Susan Barrett
and Damita Jo
and Jack's wife actress Paula Stewart.

NYT
Jack Carter is the guest host
Guests
Robert Morse
Pat Buttram
Molly Picon
Phil Foster
singer Damita Jo
and the Mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe.

5.147 [1103] Tonight Show
21May1962
Jan Murray is the guest host
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
musical comedy star Vivian Blaine
singers Fran Warren
and Micki Marlo
and Harry Morton.

5.148 [1104] Tonight Show
22May1962
Jan Murray is the guest host
Guests
singer-actress Eartha Kitt
actor Walter Slezak
comedian Jackie Mason
actress Kathy Nolan
writer Millicent Linden
singer Mickey Marlowe
and comic team Davis and Reese.

5.149 [1105] Tonight Show
23May1962
Jan Murray is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Woody Woodbury
Saverio Saridis, the singing cop
actor Billy de Wolfe
comedienne Renee Taylor
singer Tina Robin
director Arthur Penn
harmonica player Blackie Shackner
and The Smothers Brothers.

5.150 [1106] Tonight Show
24May1962
Jan Murray is the guest host
Guests
actor George Maharis
Opera singer Vivian Della Chiesa
Flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya
French actress Denise Darcel
British singer Shani Wallis
and boxer Floyd Patterson.

5.151 [1107] Tonight Show
25May1962
Jan Murray is the guest host
Guests
singer-actress Dolores Gray
actor Walter Slezak
comedian-actor Hal March
comedians George Kirby
and Bert Wheeler
and singer-actor Adam Wade.

5.152 [1108] Tonight Show
28May1962
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are the guest hosts
Guests
singer Ruth Olay
comedian Frank Fontaine
actress Nancy Dussault
tap dancer John Bubbles
and banjo playing priest Father Joseph Dustin.

5.153 [1109] Tonight Show
29May1962
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are the guest hosts
Guests
TV personality Henry Morgan
actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke
actress Arlene Dahl
comedian Charlie Manna
film critic John Crosby
and Representative John Lindsay.

5.154 [1110] Tonight Show
30May1962
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are the guest hosts
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
actor Claude Stroud
golfer-singer Don Cherry
and comedy duo Bob and Ray.

5.155 [1111] Tonight Show
31May1962
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are the guest hosts
Guests
publisher Bennett Cerf
humorist Sam Levenson
singer Leon Bibb
and comedy duo Bob and Ray.

5.156 [1112] Tonight Show
01Jun1962
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are the guest hosts
Guests
composer-conductor Dimitri Tiomkin
actor Walter Slezak
cabaret singer Hildegarde
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
singer Eileen Rogers
and writer-critic Walter Kerr

5.157 [1113] Tonight Show
04Jun1962
Soupy Sales is the guest host
Guests
actress Arlene Dahl
The Smothers Brothers
children's book author Stu Hample
and Bob Rollins.

5.158 [1114] Tonight Show
05Jun1962
Soupy Sales is the guest host
Guests
actress Marie Wilson
bandleader Lawrence Welk
singer Johnny Desmond
and comic poet Henry Gibson.

5.159 [1115] Tonight Show
06Jun1962
Soupy Sales is the guest host
Guests
actors Jack Haley
and John Fostini
singer Shani Wallis
vaudeville comedian Al Kelly
vocalist Barbara Carroll
and comedy team Anders and Hadley.

5.160 [1116] Tonight Show
07Jun1962
Soupy Sales is the guest host
Guests
singer Marilyn Lowell
comedian Jack E. Leonard
folksinger Ed Bakey (better known as Greensleeves)
storyteller Charles Dornan
and comedienne Marge Cameron.

5.161 [1117] Tonight Show
08Jun1962
Soupy Sales is the guest host
Guests
singer Molly Bee
raconteur Jean Shepherd
comedian Herkie Styles
and Chilean sound effects specialist Lucho Navarro.

5.162 [1118] Tonight Show
11Jun1962
Mort Sahl is the guest host
Guests
actress Inger Stevens
TV personality Henry Morgan
director Otto Preminger
singer Nancy Wilson
and Playboy magazine editor Hugh Hefner.

5.163 [1119] Tonight Show
12Jun1962
Mort Sahl is the guest host
Guests
actor Sidney Poitier
playwright Gore Vidal
producer David Merrick
comic Woody Allen
film producer-director Eric Eisner
songstress Lori Parker
and Jazz singers Jackie and Roy.

5.164 [1120] Tonight Show
13Jun1962
Mort Sahl is the guest host
Guests
actress Inger Stevens
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck
bandleader Artie Shaw
comedian George Carlin
and singer Carmen McRae.

5.165 [1121] Tonight Show
14Jun1962
Mort Sahl is the guest host
Guests
Jazz singer Joe Williams
actresses Susan Strasberg
Felicia Farr
Piper Laurie
Geraldine Brooks
and Suzy Parker.

5.166 [1122] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
15Jun1962
Mort Sahl is the guest host
Guests
Sargent Shriver head of the Peace Corps
Nancy Lowe secretary to the astronauts
Dr. Paul Weiss, Erudite and Witty Yale University professor.
singer-actor James Darren
and singer Susan Barrett.

5.167 [1123] Tonight Show
18Jun1962
Steve Lawrence is the guest host
Guests
actor Jim Backus
songwriter-producer Billy Rose
singer-actor Frankie Avalon
humorist Mort Sahl
and comedienne Renee Taylor.

5.168 [1124] Tonight Show
19Jun1962
Steve Lawrence is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Kaye Ballard
comic Phil Foster
impressionist-actor Frank Gorshin
singer Jennie Smith
and radio personality Barry Gray.

5.169 [1125] Tonight Show
20Jun1962
Steve Lawrence is the guest host
Guests
singer Della Reese
composer Jimmy McHugh
comedians Morty Gunty
Alan Gale
and Lou Holtz
and the singing instrumental group The Highwaymen.

5.170 [1126] Tonight Show
21Jun1962
Steve Lawrence is the guest host
Guests
singer Julius LaRosa
comedienne Pat Carroll
disc jockey William B. Williams
singer Pat Morrissey
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
and Frank Slocum aide to baseball commissioner Ford Frick.

5.171 [1127] Tonight Show
22Jun1962
Steve Lawrence is the guest host
Guests
his wife Eydie Gorme
lyricist Jule Styne
comedy duo Allen and Rossi
disc jockey William B. Williams
film producer Robert Rossen
and comic Gene Baylos.

5.172 [1128] Tonight Show
25Jun1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Jan Murray
actress Connie Stevens
comedian-actor Pat Harrington Jr.
and fifteen Miss Universe contestants.

5.173 [1129] Tonight Show
26Jun1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
sindger-actor-comedian Dennis Day
actress Connie Stevens
comedians Henry Gibson
and Frank Fontaine
singer Carmen McRae
and film producer-composer Arthur Schwartz.

5.174 [1130] Tonight Show
27Jun1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
restauranteur Toots Shor
comedian Henny Youngman
singer Lillian Briggs
entertainer "Peg Leg" Bates
and The Limelighters.

5.175 [1131] Tonight Show
28Jun1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
TV host Ed Sullivan
bandleader Xavier Cugat
singers Abbe Lane
and Pat Suzuki
raconteur George Jessel
and The Singing Grandmas.

5.176 [1132] Tonight Show
29Jun1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
pianist Peter Nero
comedienne Phyllis Diller
TV personality Henry Morgan
comic actor Jerry Bergen
and comedian Jerry Lester.

5.177 [1133] Tonight Show
02Jul1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
comedians Jack Carter
Henry Gibson
and Milt Kamen
actress Nancy Dussault
and The Vagabonds.

5.178 [1134] Tonight Show
03Jul1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
actress Eva Gabor
singer Barbara McNair
and comedy team Bob Elliott
and Ray Goulding.

5.179 [1135] Tonight Show
04Jul1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
actresses Bess Myerson
and Pat Marand
comic Dave Astor
song-and-dance actor Jules Munshin
actor Chuck McCann
and I.W. Brockington.

5.180 [1136] Tonight Show
05Jul1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
comedian-actor Woody Woodbury
singer Jerry Vale
comic Phil Foster
singer Marilyn Lovell
guitarist Rey De La Torre
and lyric soprano Vivian Della Chiesa.

5.181 [1137] Tonight Show
06Jul1962
Jerry Lewis is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Merv Griffin
actor Jim Backus
and his wife Henny Backus
comic actor Larry Storch
singer Joan Fairfax
comic Milt Kamen
Adele Kenyon author of "14 Days to a New Figure"
and The Vagabonds.

5.182 [1138] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
09Jul1962
Jimmy Dean is the guest host
Guests
singers Carmel Quinn
and Julius LaRosa
and comic Dave Astor.

5.183 [1139] Tonight Show
10Jul1962
Jimmy Dean is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Kaye Ballard
and The Three Stooges.

5.184 [1140] Tonight Show
11Jul1962
Jimmy Dean is the guest host
Guests
bandleader Xavier Cugat
singers Abbe Lane
and Jerry Vale
musicians Lester Flatt
and Earl Scruggs
and The Foggy Mountain Boys.

5.185 [1141] Tonight Show
12Jul1962
Jimmy Dean is the guest host
Guests
Country singer Eddy Arnold
comedian Judy Canova
TV personality-singer Peggy King
and The Smothers Brothers.

5.186 [1142] Tonight Show
13Jul1962
Jimmy Dean is the guest host
Guests
Country music singer-songwriter Roger Miller
actress Monique Van Vooren
vocalist Jo Ann Campbell
comedian Charlie Manna
and the comedy team of Homer and Jethro.

5.187 [1143] Tonight Show
16Jul1962
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
singer Mary Schmon
lawyer Edward Bennett Williams
and mimic Will Jordan.

5.188 [1144] Tonight Show
17Jul1962
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
playwright Herb Gardner
comedian Jackie Mason
vocalist Seth Riggs
and comedy duo Fisher and Marks.

5.189 [1145] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
18Jul1962
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
actor Maurice Evans
comic actor Jim Backus and his wife Henny
vocalist Seth Riggs
and The Modernaires.

5.190 [1146] Tonight Show
19Jul1962
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
news anchor John Daly
TV critic Cleveland Amory
comic Peter Donald
and singer Gene McDaniels.

5.191 [1147] Tonight Show
20Jul1962
Arlene Francis is the guest host
Guests
actress-comedienne Beatrice Lillie
actor Jack Kelly
game show host Allen Ludden
singer Jack Haskell
and folksinger Ed Bakey.

5.192 [1148] Tonight Show
23Jul1962
Jack E. Leonard is the guest host
Guests
actor Terry-Thomas
TV host Frank Lovejoy
boxer Rocky Graziano
double-talk comedian Al Kelly
folksinger Ed (Greensleeves) Bakey
singer Sandy Stewart
and Norma Nolan, Miss Universe.

5.193 [1149] Tonight Show
24Jul1962
Jack E. Leonard is the guest host
Guests
TV personality Virginia Graham
announcer Gene Wood
Jazz vocalist Joya Sherrill
musician Al Stevens
and folksinger Leon Bibb.

5.194 [1150] Tonight Show
25Jul1962
Jack E. Leonard is the guest host
Guests
lyricist-songwriter Sammy Kahn
singer Johnnie Ray
comedians Georgie Kaye
and Milt Kamen
and vocalist Marilyn Lovell.

5.195 [1151] Tonight Show
26Jul1962
Jack E. Leonard is the guest host
Guests
singer Johnny Desmond
comedians Harvey Stone
Alan Gale
and Jack Duffy
and sportscaster Joe Garagiola.

5.196 [1152] Tonight Show
27Jul1962
Jack E. Leonard is the guest host
Guests
entertainer Liberace
actor George Montgomery
singer Vic Damone
comic poet Nipsey Russell
Kay Leonard
and folksinger Ed "Greensleeves Bakey.

5.197 [1153] Tonight Show
30Jul1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actress Sophia Loren
actor Dan Dailey
TV personality Zsa Zsa Gabor
singers Felicia Sanders
and Ginny Tiu.
*Note Sophia Loren's six minute interview was taped at a press party with a peek at
Rita Hayworth, Buddy Hackett and Sophia's husband Carlo Ponti.

5.198 [1154] Tonight Show
31Jul1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
comedian-actor Art Carney
actress Elizabeth Ashley
impressionist-actor Frank Gorshin
actor Bruce Yarnell
and singer Johnny Nash.

5.199 [1155] Tonight Show
01Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actress Nancy Dussault
game show producer Mark Goodson
game show host Bill Cullen
tap dancers Bunny Briggs
and Baby Lawrence.

5.200 [1156] Tonight Show
02Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
British comedienne Hermione Gingold
humorist-cartoonist Al Capp
saxophonist-composer Allan Chase
comedian Jackie Mason
and The Roman Sisters.

5.201 [1157] Tonight Show
03Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor Jack Lemmon
Italian basso Salvatore Baccaloni
and dance couple Kathryn and Arthur Murray.

5.202 [1158] Tonight Show
06Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actress Gale Storm
comedian Henny Youngman
Country singer Roger Miller
singer Johnny Nash
and golf pro Sam Snead.

5.203 [1159] Tonight Show
07Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
bandleader Xavier Cugat
singer Abbe Lane
actress Martha Wright
comedian Charlie Manna
and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

5.204 [1160] Tonight Show
08Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor George Maharis
bandleader Mitch Miller
White House correspondent Merriman Smith
singer Skip Haymes (Dick Haymes' son)
comedians Milt Kamen
and George Kirby.

5.205 [1161] Tonight Show
09Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
comedian Woody Allen
singer Sylvia Syms
TV critic Cleveland Amory
entertainer Dagmar
violinist Florian Zabach
and dancer-choreographer Tad Tadlock.

5.206 [1162] Tonight Show
10Aug1962
Merv Griffin is the guest host
Guests
actor Pat O'Brien
actress Phyllis Newman
comedian Jack E. Leonard
organist Sid Marlowe
and singer Vince Mauro.

5.207 [1163] Tonight Show
13Aug1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
humorist Harry Golden
singer Felicia Sanders
guitarist Rey de la Torre
author Jack Grey
and the comedy duo Allen and Rossi.

5.208 [1164] Tonight Show
14Aug1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
actor Otto Kruger
comedian Dick Gregory
Soprano Mimi Benzell
vocalist Seth Riggs
and The Limelighters.

5.209 [1165] Tonight Show
15Aug1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
author Louis Lomax
comedian Paul Dooley
comedy duo Bob and Ray
and Hawaiian singer Marissa.

5.210 [1166] Tonight Show
16Aug1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
actor Jim Backus and his wife Henny
actress Jane Fonda
comedian-actor Larry Storch
musician Al Morgan
and singer-actor Felix Knight.

5.211 [1167] Tonight Show
17Aug1962
Hugh Downs is the guest host
Guests
actress Rita Hayworth
actor Gary Merrill
comedian Alan King
Soprano Veronica Tyler
and comedian Ronnie Schell.

5.212 [1168] Tonight Show
20Aug1962
Groucho Marx is the guest host
Guests
actor E.G. Marshall
singer Joanie Sommers
comedian Charlie Manna
composer Harry Ruby
model-actress Gale Del Corral
and announcer Ed Herlihy.

5.213 [1169] Tonight Show
21Aug1962
Groucho Marx is the guest host
Guests
singer Barbra Streisand
singer Buddy Greco
comedian Henry Gibson
singer-actress Lillian Roth
author Adele Kenyon
and announcer Ed Herlihy.

5.214 [1170] Tonight Show
22Aug1962
Groucho Marx is the guest host
Guests
actor Martyn Green
actress Sonya Cordeau
singer-actor Bobby Breen
The Barry Sisters
and announcer Ed Herlihy.

5.215 [1171] Tonight Show
23Aug1962
Groucho Marx is the guest host
Guests
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Italian basso Salvatore Baccaloni
comedian Joe Twerp
Chester the Chimp
and announcer Ed Herlihy.

5.216 [1172] Tonight Show
24Aug1962
Groucho Marx is the guest host
Guests
playwright-lyricist Adolph Green
and Betty Comden
singer Della Reese
musician Al Stevens
comedienne Barbara Hunt
singer Lillian Briggs
producer Max Gordon
and announcer Ed Herlihy.

5.217 [1173] Tonight Show
27Aug1962
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
humorist Abe Burrows
Country singer Roger Miller
Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters
comedian Pat Harrington Jr.
and singer Joanie Sommers.

5.218 [1174] Tonight Show
28Aug1962
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
actress Mamie Van Doren
singer Dick Haymes Jr.
boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Alan Gale
and a trio of vocalists Benson, Gabel and Kempman

5.219 [1175] Tonight Starring Jack Paar
29Aug1962
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
comedian Jack Carter
singer Marilyn Lovell
and writer-humorist Max Shulman.

5.220 [1176] Tonight Show
30Aug1962
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
actress Carroll Baker
Italian Opera singer Cesare Siepi
comedian Jan Murray
singer Ray Charles
boxer Jack Dempsey
and composer Barry Gray.

5.221 [1177] Tonight Show
31Aug1962
Hal March is the guest host
Guests
actors Jose Duval
and Harry Morton
singer-actress Barbara Cook
and singers The Paulette Sisters.

5.222 [1178] Tonight Show
03Sep1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
actress Abby Dalton
singer Bobby Rydell
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
comedians Corbett Monica
Henry Gibson
and Lenny Kent.

5.223 [1179] Tonight Show
04Sep1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
actress Arlene Dahl
singer-actor Frankie Avalon
comic vocalist Harvey Stone
comedienne Renee Taylor
and comedian Lenny Kent.

5.224 [1180] Tonight Show
05Sep1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comic Phil Foster
TV personality Virginia Graham
songstress Louise O'Brien
and comedian Lenny Kent.

5.225 [1181] Tonight Show
06Sep1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
actor Forrest Tucker
actor Joe E. Ross of "Car 54, Where Are You?"
singer-actor Fabian
musician Count Basie
singer Kay Armen
and comedian Lenny Kent.

5.226 [1182] Tonight Show
07Sep1962
Joey Bishop is the guest host
Guests
comedians Jack E. Leonard
and Herkie Styles
singers Katyna Ranieri
and Tommy Leonetti
and comedian Lenny Kent.

5.227 [1183] Tonight Show
10Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actors Dick Powell
and Don Ameche
singer-actress Julie Wilson
and U.S. Secret Service chief U.E. Baughman.

5.228 [1184] Tonight Show
11Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actress Gloria Swanson
singer Ruth Olay
and broadcaster Frank Edwards.

5.229 [1185] Tonight Show
12Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
news correspondent Harrison Salisbury
actors Joe E. Ross and
Fred Gwynne of "Car 54, Where Are You?"
prouducer Mervyn LeRoy
comedienne Pat Carroll
and singers Lambert, Hendricks and Bozan.

5.230 [1186] Tonight Show
13Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
news anchor Chet Huntley
Today Show host Hugh Downs
and hostess Pat Fontaine
singer Johnny Desmond
and comedy team of Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill.

5.231 [1187] Tonight Show
14Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
singer Peggy King
and Dorothy Crider and her dog.

5.232 [1188] Tonight Show
17Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
news anchor David Brinkley
artist Norman Rockwell
actress Eva Gabor
and actor Allyn Joslyn.

5.233 [1189] Tonight Show
18Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Richard Chamberlain
actress Kipp Hamilton
and actor Andrew Prine.

5.234 [1190] Tonight Show
19Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actor Rod Steiger
actress Claire Bloom
musician Duke Ellington
actor Dean Jones
singer Frankie D'Amore
George Alexander
and Annette.

5.235 [1191] Tonight Show
20Sep1962
Art Linkletter is the guest host
Guests
actors Robert Fuller
and Michael Landon
comedian Morey Amsterdam
dancer-actor Bobby Van
Aldo Monico
Gloria Gray
and magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown.

5.236 [1192] Tonight Show
21Sep1962
Art Linkletter closes out his two-week stint.
Guests
actor Richard Egan
actress Terry Moore
journalist Frank McGee
comedian Jackie Kahane
and Baroness Maria Von Trapp.

5.237 [1193] Tonight Show
24Sep1962
Donald O'Connor is the guest host
Guests
comedian-actor Dick Van Dyke
actress Nancy Walker
actor Cyril Ritchard
Jazz singer Joe Williams
and singer-actress Della Reese.

5.238 [1194] Tonight
25Sep1962
Donald O'Connor is the guest host
Guests
drummer Gene Krupa
comic Phil Foster
singer-actor Gary Crosby
Opera singer Vivian Della Chiesa
and The Four Tops.

5.239 [1195] Tonight
26Sep1962
Donald O'Connor is the guest host
Guests
musician Woody Herman
singer-actress Lisa Kirk
comedian Buddy Hackett
and choreographer Louis Da Pron.
Announcer Ed Herlihy
Skitch Henderson and the Orchestra.

5.240 [1196] Tonight
27Sep1962
Donald O'Connor is the guest host
Guests
musician Lionel Hampton
actress Gretchen Wyler
singer Buddy Greco
soprano Mimi Benzell
and singer-actress Joanne Gilbert.

5.241 [1197] Tonight
28Sep1962
Donald O'Connor is the guest host
Guests
singer Pat Suzuki
actor Lew Parker
and his wife actress-singer-dancer Betty Kean
double talk comic Al Kelly
and The Four Step Brothers.
Woody Herman bandleader

*Last show with guest hosts.
October 1, 1962 is the debut of "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson".

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