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|Your Hit Parade|
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Your Hit Parade was a popular United States music radio and television program. It was broadcast from 1935 through 1955 on radio, and from 1950 through 1959 on TV. The most popular songs of the then current week were sung or performed.
The show debuted on radio as The Lucky Strike Cigarettes Hit Parade, after the first sponsor.
The cast of the 1950s TV version included Snooky Lansen, Russell Arms, Dorothy Collins, Gisele Mackenzie, Eileen Wilson, June Valli, and Johnny Desmond. All were conventional performers of standards, show tunes, and big band numbers. Bob Fosse was an occasional guest dancer during the first year or two of the TV show.
The show faded out with the rise of rock and roll when the performance became more important than the song. It is said that big band singer Snooky Lanson's weekly attempts to perform Elvis Presley's long-running hit, "Hound Dog", brought the program to an end.
Show Description Credit: Wikipedia
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|Last Airing||Aug 30, 1974|
|Premiere||July 10, 1950|
|Network||NBC / CBS|
|Format/Time||Black & White / 30 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
Herself (vocalist) (1952-1953)
Gisele MacKenzie.... Herself (vocalist) (1953-1957)
Virginia Gibson.... Herself (vocalist) (1957-1958)
Jill Corey.... Herself (vocalist) (1957-1958)
Sue Bennett.... Herself (vocalist) (1951-1952)
Eileen Wilson.... Herself (vocalist) (1950-1953)
Dorothy Collins.... Herself vocalist (1950-1957, 1958-1959)
Ray Charles.... Himself
John Cannon.... Himself (announcer voice (uncredited) (1948-1958)
André Baruch.... Himself (announcer) (1950-1957)
Del Sharbutt.... Himself (announcer) (1957-1958)
Johnny Desmond.... Himself (vocalist) (1958-1959)
Alan Copeland.... Himself (vocalist) (1957-1958)
Snooky Lanson.... Himself (vocalist) (1950-1957)
Tommy Leonetti.... Himself (vocalist) (1957-1958)
Russell Arms.... Himself (vocalist) (1952-1957)
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