The Bob Crosby Show

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The Bob Crosby Show
Bob Crosby Show.jpg
Singers Joan O'Brien, Cathy Crosby and Carol Richards with Bob Crosby
Genre Variety
Original language(s) English
Original network CBS
Original release September 14, 1953 – August 30, 1957
The Bob Crosby Show
Genre Variety
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Louis DaPron
Running time 1 hour
Original network NBC
Original release June 14 – September 6, 1958

The Bob Crosby Show can refer to either of two television programs in the United States. One was broadcast in the afternoons on CBS September 14, 1953 - August 30, 1957.[1] The other was broadcast in prime time on NBC June 14, 1958 -September 6, 1958,[2] as a summer replacement for Perry Como's show.[3]


Singer/bandleader Bob Crosby was the host and star of both programs.[1][3] Other entertainers on the CBS version included Joan O'Brien, Cathy Crosby and The Modernaires. The announcers were Steve Dunne and Jack Narz. Crosby's Bobcats orchestra provided instrumental music. The NBC program featured Gretchen Wyler, The Clay Warnick Singers and The Peter Gennaro Dancers. Carl Hoff led the orchestra,[3] and the producer was Louis DaPron.[1]


Readers of TV Radio Mirror magazine named The Bob Crosby Show their favorite television daytime variety program for 1954-1955.[4] In 1955, the show was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement In Daytime.[5]


Columbia Records issued a Bob Crosby Show album (CL 766), featuring Crosby, Paula Kelly and Carol Richards.[6]


  1. ^ a b c McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc. p. 106. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. New York, New York: Ballantine Books. p. 75. ISBN 0-345-25525-9. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Bob Crosby Show" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 23, 1958. p. 18. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "TV Radio Mirror Award Winners for 1954-55". TV Radio Mirror. 43 (6): 108. May 1955. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "("Bob Crosby" search results)". Emmy Awards. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Osborne, Jerry (2002). Movie/TV Soundtracks and Original Cast Recordings Price and Reference Guide. Jerry Osborne Enterprises. p. 73. ISBN 9780932117373. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

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