Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Jack Benny shows the TV audience what goes into putting together a show, which includes tricking the cast into working for half-salary.

Director:

Seymour Berns

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Janis Paige ... Janis Paige
John Raitt ... John Raitt
Barbara Nichols ... Miss Kim O'Day
Betty Grable ... Betty Grable
Gil Frye Gil Frye ... Pierre the Head Waiter
Glen Turnbull Glen Turnbull ... Eddie the Stage Manager (as Glenn Turnbull)
Frank Sennes Frank Sennes ... Frank Sennes
Glenn Ford ... Glenn Ford
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ... Themselves
William Lundigan ... Himself - Host (as Bill Lundigan)
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Storyline

Jack Benny shows the TV audience what goes into putting together a show, which includes tricking the cast into working for half-salary.

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last Betty Grable performance. See more »

Quotes

[Betty has invited Jack to see her live performance at Hollywood's Moulin Rouge]
Betty Grable: Why don't you come back here tomorrow night and watch it from out front?
Jack Benny: Well, tomorrow night I have a very important engagement, and I don't...
Betty Grable: [interrupting] You can be a guest of the house.
Jack Benny: Well, I don't see why I can't break it. Um, may I bring someone?
Betty Grable: Anything you want. I'll see that you get a very nice table, and there'll be no check.
Jack Benny: Well, that isn't important - I mean whether there's a check or not. Although...
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Connections

References The Juke Box Jury (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

There Once Was A Man
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by John Raitt and Janis Paige
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