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With special guests Ann Blyth, Martha Wright and Sally Ann Howes.
The ruggedly handsome actor and singer Howard Keel (1919-2004) began his Broadway stage career with leading roles in not one but two musicals concurrently: Oklahoma! and Carousel (as understudy for John Raitt). On occasion, he performed the unprecedented feat of playing both roles in a single day! In Hollywood, Keel starred in a slew of legendary musical films, including Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me, Kate, Calamity Jane, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Rose Marie, and Kismet.
Though Keel was a frequent guest on television series and variety shows in the 1950s and '60s, his earlier work was all but eclipsed by the fame he achieved later in life, playing the proud and fiery oil baron Clayton Farlow in the enormously popular Dallas (1981-1991). For millions of his younger fans, this collection of performances from the Bell Telephone Hour will reveal another side of Keel's great talent, as he delivers unforgettable renditions of songs from many of the musicals with which he was associated.
Color, 37 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Songs from Broadway Musicals (with Ann Blyth)
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ • Deep in My Heart, Dear
This Nearly Was Mine • Someone to Watch Over Me
They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful
Hit Songs from Three Decades (with Sally Ann Howes)
Stouthearted Men • Tonight • I’ll Be Seeing You
Christmas Songs (with Martha Wright)
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing • God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
The Holly and the Ivy • Deck the Halls • Jingle Bells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas • White Christmas
Songs of Richard Rodgers
Have You Met Miss Jones? • Some Enchanted Evening
With a Song in My Heart • People Will Say We’re in Love
I Could Write a Book • You Always Love the Same Girl • If I Loved You
The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra & Chorus
Donald Voorhees, conductor
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