Stage Show (1954-56)

Helen O'Connell

Helen O’Connell

Half hour variety show hosted by The Dorsey Brothers. In 1954 it started as an hour show. It was a Jackie Gleason production.

April 21,1956 episode: The June Taylor Dancers open the show. Tommy and Jimmy come out. Tommy brings on Jayne and Audrey Meadows to sing “Dungaree Dan And Chino Sue.” After the song they introduce John and Dottie Hoffy who played Dan and Sue during the song. The sisters take a few more bows and then Jimmy brings on an acrobatic troupe, The Seven Ashtons.

Tommy brings on Jimmy to lead the band in “South Rampart Street Parade.”  Jimmy now brings out his former star Helen O’Connell to sing “When The Sun Comes Out.” Jimmy presents thirteen year old violinist Charles Castleman who performs “The Flight Of The Bumble Bee.” Then The June Taylor Dancers return and dance to “Bumble Boogie.”  Castleman joins in the number. Tommy and Jimmy close the show.

The shows most famous moment:

January 28,1956

January 28,1956


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