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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Kraft Music Hall' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Kraft Music Hall':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





January 7, 1970: Alan King Rings In The New Year And Wrings Out The Old
With Michele Lee, Paul Lynde, David Frye, Gene Baylos.
A satirical look at American life at the turn of the decade, finding humor in men's fashions, the current avant-garde practices of off-Broadway and films, astrology, the moon landing and New Year's Eve parties. One highlight of the hour is impressionist David Frye's bits as President Johnson, President Nixon, Governor Rockefeller and Truman Capote.

January 21, 1970: The Friars Club Roasts Jack Benny
With Milton Berle, George Burns, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Alan King, Ed Sullivan.
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew heads a list of celebrities toasting Benny. Johnny Carson acts as "Roastmaster".

January 28, 1970:
With Sid Caesar, Florence Henderson, Sacha Distel.
Eddy Arnold hosts. Highlights include Caesar as a nuisance in a sidewalk cafe skit; Eddy, Florence Henderson and Sacha Distel perform a Richard Rodgers medley.

February 4, 1970:
With Desi Arnaz, Bernadette Peters, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz Jr.

February 18, 1970:
With Lou Rawls, Anthony Newley.
Host Petula Clark reminisces with Newley and joins Lou for "Three O'Clock in the Morning". Lou solos "It Was a Very Good Year". Another highlight is an English vaudeville skit about two tired performers (Petula and Newley) and there is a blues medley by Petula, Tony and Lou as well.

February 25, 1970:
With Arte Johnson, Anita Bryant, Browning Bryant.
Eddy Arnold is host, wondering about life in the 1970s, chatting with his guests and introducing Laugh-In's Arte Johnson. Arte discusses the leisure-time advantages of living in a fully automated home, the musical sound of the '70s, and the life style of a 235-year-old man. Anita sings "New World Coming"; Eddy offers "Blowing in the Wind".

March 4, 1970: Alan King's Wonderful World Of Aggravation, Part 2
With Paul Lynde, Michele Lee, Anne Meara.
The sequel to last year's hour with Alan King in which he poked fun at all the minor and major aggravations which touch us all. Tonight's highlights include King and Anne Meara staging a mock fight in order to convince their bickering friends (Lynde and Michele) to stay married, and a sketch about parents visiting their sons at college.

March 11, 1970:
With Peggy Lee, Shecky Greene.
Hosts Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme provide a light hour of merriment and melody. The comedy comes in two main sketches, both dealing with movies. One is about casting "nudie" films, the other has Shecky, Eydie and Steve running through a variety of familiar film plots as seen on TV late shows. Peggy, joined by her hosts, has fun with a long medley of songs beginning with the letter "B" for the finale.

March 25, 1970:
With Phil Silvers, Paul Lynde, Barbara Feldon, Joe Frazier, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara.
Silvers and Lynde play status-seeking business tycoons engaged in a running battle getting each other on the phone, then portray two incompetent fight managers letting heavyweight champion Joe Frazier slip through their fingers. Phil meets Barbara Feldon in a supermarket, Stiiler & Meara do a talking duet, and everyone gets into the act for a takeoff on "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

April 8, 1970:
With Jackie DeShannon, John Davidson, Charlie Callas.
Eddy Arnold hosts a relaxed hour of songs and fun with singer-composer Jackie DeShannon, singer John Davidson and comic Charlie Callas. Highlights include a medley of Eddy, Jackie and John saluting past Academy Award-winning tunes and Eddy's concert spot at the close. Also, Charlie gets laughs with a mangled version of Marc Antony's eulogy from "Julius Caesar".

April 22, 1970:
With Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Edward Villella.
Burt Bacharach hosts.

April 29, 1970:
With Bobbie Gentry, Bernadette Peters, Charley Pride, John Hartford.
Phil Harris hosts.

May 6, 1970:
With Bobbie Gentry, Bernadette Peters, Roy Clark, John Hartford.

May 20, 1970:
With Liberace, Elke Sommer, Robert Morse, Teresa Graves.
First of 14 programs taped in London, starring British music hall entertainer Des O'Connor as host.

May 27, 1970:
With Gene Barry, Dyan Cannon, Dusty Springfield, Terry-Thomas.
Des O'Connor hosts this show which was taped in London.

June 3, 1970:
With Dan Blocker, Jo Anne Worley, Mirielle Mathieu.
Des O'Connor hosts this show which was taped in London.

June 10, 1970:
With Bob Denver, Carol Lawrence, Val Doonican.
Miss Lawrence sings and dances "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?". Host Des O'Connor sings "With Pen in Hand" and "Applause".

June 17, 1970:
With Dionne Warwick, Joel Grey, Sacha Distel.
Burt Bacharach is the host.

June 24, 1970:
With Martha Raye, Phil Harris, Sandie Shaw.
Host Des O'Connor sings "Gentle on My Mind" and "That Old Feeling". Martha Raye and Phil Harris team up for a rendition of "You Say the Nicest Things".

July 1, 1970:
With Terry-Thomas, Jo Anne Worley, Julie London.
Host Des O'Connor sings "Didn't We" and "Impossible Dream". Miss Worley sings "I Want a Lot of Everything". Miss London sings "Softly, as I Leave You".

July 8, 1970:
With Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Matt Monro.
Musical highlights: "Don't Blame Me", "By Myself" and "Yesterday" by Miss Adams and host Des O'Connor; "It Had to Be You" and "Mr. Wonderful" by O'Connor; "That Old Black Magic" by Monro.

July 15, 1970:
With Vikki Carr, George Gobel.
Miss Carr sings "Singing My Song" and joins host Des O'Connor in a medley.

July 22, 1970:
With George Kirby, Raphael, Arte Johnson, Clodagh Rodgers.

July 29, 1970: Another Evening With Burt Bacharach
With Juliet Prowse, Dusty Springfield, Mireille Mathier.

August 5, 1970:
With Bobby Vinton, Sacha Distel, Harry Secombe, Britt Eklund.
Secombe sings "Catari"; Host Des O'Connor sings "The Nearness of You"; Distel performs "It Can Happen to You".

August 12, 1970:
With Jimmie Rodgers, Connie Stevens, Jimmy Edwards.
Rodgers and Miss Stevens do a medley of country-western music; Des O'Connor sings "When You're Smiling"; Edwards sings "Drigo's Serenade".

August 19, 1970:
With Mirielle Mathieu, Al Martino, Phyllis Diller.

August 26, 1970:
With Phil Silvers, Kaye Stevens, The New Faces.
Silvers plays a hungry tramp in a restaurant; Miss Stevens sings "Eli's Coming"; host Des O'Connor sings "Thinking of You".

September 2, 1970:
With Kaye Ballard, Dana Valery, Val Doonican, Roy Castle.
Miss Ballard spoofs the new look and dress of men and sings "The Now Man"; Miss Valery sings "I've Never Been This Close to Love Before"; Host Des O'Connor sings "Possibilities".

September 16, 1970:
With Totie Fields, Eva Gabor, Paul Lynde, Anne Meara.
Alan King hosts the opener. The comedy theme centers around the movement for equality for women. In an opening monologue, King zeroes in on the "women's equality" theme, noting that he is fully in favor of women getting "all that they have coming to them". Later, King and his four guests are featured in a series of sketches.

September 23, 1970:
With Anthony Quinn, Peggy Lee.

September 30, 1970:
With Alan King, Milton Berle, Dick Cavett, Chet Huntley, Henny Youngman.
Johnny Carson hosts a Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles.

October 7, 1970:
With Lena Horne, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara.
Highlights include a skit about the love life of a construction worker and one about an impersonal doctor.

October 14, 1970:
With Burl Ives, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Roy Clark, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Minnie Pearl.
Tennessee Ernie Ford hosts the fourth annual Country Music Association Awards.

October 21, 1970:
With Barbara Bain, Robert Goulet, Martin Landau.

October 28, 1970: TV's Hit Parade Of Comedy
With Milton Berle, Phil Silvers, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Connie Stevens.

November 11, 1970: The Kopykats
With Edie Adams, David Frye, Frank Gorshin, George Kirby.

November 18, 1970: The Detectives
With Don Adams.
A musical-comedy satire on famous sleuths.

December 2, 1970:
With Jane Wyatt, Desi Arnaz Jr., Luci Arnaz.
Robert Young hosts.

December 9, 1970: Love And Marriage (1)
With James Coco, Michele Lee, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Nancy Walker.
Alan King hosts.

December 16, 1970: Love And Marriage (2)
With James Coco, Michele Lee, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Nancy Walker.
Alan King hosts.

December 23, 1970:
With Brenda Lee, Charley Pride, The Klowns.
Eddy Arnold hosts a Christmas concert medley.

December 30, 1970: Comedy On Ice
Hugh O'Brian hosts an ice skating revue.

January 6, 1971: On Stage Miss America
With Phyllis George (Miss America of 1971), former Miss Americas Judith Ann Ford, Mary Ann Mobley, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Debra Barnes, Maria Fletcher.
Bert Parks hosts.

January 13, 1971: The Games People Play
With Anne Meara, Mary Ann Mobley, James Coco.
Alan King hosts a program that deals with some of the funny games of life.

January 20, 1971: The Kopykats Kopy TV
With John Byner, David Frye, Will Jordan, George Kirby, Rich Little, Marilyn Michaels, Sheila MacRae.
The cast satirizes TV personalities and programs, including a spoof of the Tonight Show with Rich Little as Johnny Carson and David Frye as Truman Capote.

January 27, 1971: The Friars Roast Jerry Lewis
With Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Jack Carter, Charlie Callas, Rex Reed, Alan King.
Johnny Carson is the Roastmaster for an evening of friendly insults directed at Jerry Lewis.

February 3, 1971: Locker Room Follies
With Tony Conigliaro, Vic Hadfield, Alex Karras, Boog Powell, Bill Russell, The Fabulous Magicians.
Don Rickles hosts sports personalities on an exhibition basketball team.

February 10, 1971:
With David Frye, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins, The Young Americans.
Eddy Arnold hosts.

February 17, 1971: Alan King's Wonderful World Of Aggravation
With Lena Horne, James Coco, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara.
In skits, feuding partners visit a marriage counselor. Then there's a class reunion and later a couple take in a "mod" artist relative to live with them. Miss Horne sings "To a Small Degree".

March 3, 1971: Festival Of Music
With Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer, Lynn Anderson.
A straightforward presentation of country music with each performer doing his thing -- Atkins on guitar, Cramer at the piano, Boots on the sax, and Lynn singing her hit "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden".

March 17, 1971: Suburbia, U.S.A.
With Sid Caesar, Barbara Feldon, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara.

March 31, 1971: Salute To The Oscars
With Frank Gorshin, Michele Lee, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara.
Bette Davis hosts. In blackouts, Miss Davis is an awards presenter to "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Invisible Man"; Stiller is a producer hoping to have his movie receive an "X" rating; Miss Meara is a "Best Actress" winner whose gratitude to her dentist-husband ceases the moment she gets the award; Gorshin and Miss Lee do a medley of Oscar-winning songs.

April 14, 1971: Fiddler On The Loose
With Liberace, Morey Amsterdam, Henny Youngman, Astrud Gilberto, Michael Rabin, The Blues Magoos.
Jack Benny hosts and teams with Liberace for "When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry"; Benny plays "Minuet in G" accompanied by Rabin and Youngman on violin and Amsterdam on cello. (Last show of the series.)

June 2, 1971:
With Jack Benny.
British singer-comedian Des O'Connor returns to host his second summer season of Music Hall variety shows taped in London. Connie Stevens and comic Jack D. Douglas are cast regulars. Jack and Des team up in a dressing room skit; Miss Stevens appears in a skit with Des titled "The Puppet Man" and sings "The Wiffenpoof Song". Des sings "Snowbird", "My Way" and "It's Impossible".

June 9, 1971:
With Jack Benny.
Jack Benny appears for a second week, does another monologue and joins Des in a comedy skit. Connie Stevens, Jack D. Douglas and the New Faces are regulars in the London-taped series.

June 16, 1971:
With Dom DeLuise.
DeLuise and O'Connor share a stand-up comedy spot and Dom portrays Dominick The Great; Connie Stevens solos "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; Des' concert segment includes "Snowbird" and "Father of the Girls".

June 23, 1971:
With Dom DeLuise.
In skits, Des and Dom meet in a psychiatrist's counseling room; Des studies astrology and conducts the orchestra.

June 30, 1971:
With Dom DeLuise.

July 7, 1971:
With Dom DeLuise.

July 14, 1971:
With Phyllis Diller, Joe Baker.
Miss Diller appears in two skits: "Two Nannies" and "Window Washer". O'Connor sings "Dream" and "If I Had You". Connie Stevens dances in "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

July 21, 1971:
With Charlie Callas.
Callas does some impressions, a monologue about cowboys and joins Connie Stevens and Joe Baker in a sketch about Adam and Eve and the snake.

July 28, 1971:
With Charlie Callas.
Callas does a monologue about gangsters in movies and appears as a Japanese interrogator in a skit with Des. Connie Stevens sings "Hands Off the Man". Des sings "Wind Me Up".

August 4, 1971:
With Charlie Callas.

August 11, 1971:
With Charlie Callas.

August 18, 1971:
With Charlie Callas.

August 25, 1971:
With Buddy Greco, Jack Douglas, Joe Balcer.
Des and Connie Stevens appear as a couple celebrating their anniversary, with help from Greco; Des plays a sleepy customer trying to buy a bed form salesman Jack Douglas.

September 1, 1971:
With Terry-Thomas, Keith Mitchell, Connie Stevens.


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