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At The Circus With Alan Hale (Aired March 16, 1944)
Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1897 and died April 24, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California. Lou Costello was born in Paterson, NJ, March 6, 1906 and died March 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, California. After working as Allen's summer replacement, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941, while two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater. They launched their own weekly show October 8, 1942, sponsored by Camel cigarettes. The Abbott and Costello Show mixed comedy with musical interludes (usually, by singers such as Connie Haines, Marilyn Maxwell, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Skinnay Ennis, and the Les Baxter Singers.) THIS EPISODE: March 16, 1944. "At The Circus With Alan Hale" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about the circus. Guests Sally Eilers and Alan Hale join Abbott and Costello at the circus. Costello is the target at a baseball throwing concession, then wrestles Alan Hale. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Sally Eilers, Alan Hale, The Camel Five. 29:13. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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