September 30th, 1958-June 16th, 1964
The Garry Moore variety series made a star out of Carol Burnett,brought back Allen Funt's Candid Camera and showcased many fine musical and comedic talents from 1958-1964.The highlight of most shows was "That Wonderful Year," consisting of film clips, comedy sketches and production numbers based on the events and styles of a given year.
Regulars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett (1959-1962), Dorothy Loudon (1962-1964),Allen Funt (1959-1960, Durward Kirby (1958-1964)and Marion Lorne (1958-1962).
Guest Host: Frankie Laine is introduced by announcer Durward Kirby who announces the guest stars appearing on tonight's live show, from Hollywood, California. Laine substitutes for Moore who is taking a one week vacation.
The first 40 minutes of the broadcast has been archived.
Guests are singer Peggy Lee; French arranger and conductor Michel Legrand; the Wiere Brothers, comedy team; the Amazing Ballantine, comic magician; and the Steiner Brothers. Durward Kirby, upset because he wasn't named guest host in Gary's absence, decides to do some back-seat heckling at Laine.
On only four occasions, during the five year run of THE GARRY MOORE SHOW was there a substitute host replacing Garry.
March 3, 1959 - Frankie Laine
February 21, 1961 - Peter Lawford
March 27, 1962 - George Gobel
May 7, 1963 - Alan King.
And only three times was THE GARRY MOORE SHOW broadcast from Hollywood, California.