The Colgate Comedy Hour

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The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.
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The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Original Release

09/10/1950 on NBC

US Release

09/10/1950

Cast

Dean Martin Self - Host
Jerry Lewis Self - Host
Al Goodman Self - Orchestra Leader
Eddie Cantor Self - Host
Dick Stabile Self - Orchestra Leader
Donald O'Connor Self - Host
Bob Hope Self - Host
Bud Abbott Self - Host
Lou Costello Self - Host
Gordon MacRae Self - Host
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Fred Hamilton, Ernest D. Glucksman, Jim Jordan, Kingman T. Moore, Bud Yorkin, Ed Sobol, Sid Smith, Charles Friedman, Joe Tinney, Al Capstaff, Bob Finkel, Jack Donohue, Manning Ostroff, Dick Weinberg, Bill Miller, William Asher, Joseph Santley, Sid Kuller, Hank Ladd, Coby Ruskin, Hal Keith, Leo Morgan, George Habib, William Morrow, Nat Hiken, James V. Kern, Manny Ostroff, Jim Gordon

Writers

Ed Simmons, Norman Lear, Harry Crane, John Grant, Arthur Phillips, Sid Kuller, Jack Elinson, Glenn Wheaton, John Rapp, Jackie Barnett, Charles Issacs, Norman Sullivan, Les White, Sidney Miller, Larry Gelbart, William Morrow, Jack Brooks, Snag Werris, Howard Snyder, Eddie Forman, Jesse Goldstein, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Laurence Marks, Danny Arnold, Manning Ostroff, Jack Douglas, Marvin Fisher, Charles Lee, Bobby Clark, Eddie Cantor, Jay Sommers, Pat Costello, Mort Lachman, Molière, Martin Ragaway, Arnold Horwitt, Mannie Manheim, Joseph Quillan, Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields, Irving Elinson, P.G. Wodehouse, Stanley Davis, Elon Packard, Howard Dietz, Joe Bigelow, Morris Freedman, Jerry Seelen, Austin Kalish, Danny Shapiro, Arthur Stander, Gig Henry, Charles Friedman, Lester A. White, Billy FriedBerg, Herbert Baker, Russel Crouse, Otto A. Harbach, Elwood Ullman, Al Gordon, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Ernest D. Glucksman, Arthur Schwartz, Ray Buffum, Coleman Jacoby, Phil Sharp, Richard L. Breen, Si Rose, Nat Hiken, Arnie Rosen, Guy Bolton, Irwin Shaw, Henry Taylor, Howard Lindsay, George Axelrod, Edmund L. Hartmann, Jackie Gleason, Ben Blue, Rocky Kalish, Ian Bernard, Chet Castalaw, Fred Williams, Hal Goldman, Harry Bailey, Phil Supin, Don Johnson, Larry Marks, Phil Davis, Tom Adair, Frank Fox, Larry Klein, Al Schwartz, Alfred Von Ronkel

Cast

Dean Martin Self - Host
Jerry Lewis Self - Host
Al Goodman Self - Orchestra Leader
Eddie Cantor Self - Host
Dick Stabile Self - Orchestra Leader
Donald O'Connor Self - Host
Bob Hope Self - Host
Bud Abbott Self - Host
Lou Costello Self - Host
Gordon MacRae Self - Host
Les Brown and His Band of Renown Themselves
Connie Russell Self
Hal Sawyer Self - Announcer
Sidney Miller Self
Tom D'Andrea Self - Comedian
Hal March Self - Comedian
The Dick Stabile Orchestra Themselves
Don Pardo Self - Announcer
Eddie Jackson Self - Singer
Les Brown Self - Orchestrator

Producers

Editors

Art Seid

1955 Emmy Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Variety Program Nominated
1954 Emmy Best Variety Program Nominated
1954 Emmy Best Male Star of Regular Series Won
1953 Emmy Best Variety Program Nominated
1952 Emmy Best Variety Show Nominated
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