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Jack Lemmon’s Gershwin tribute TV special (1972)

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Jack Lemmon and Peter Nero: A showcase for Gershwin greats

Special: Jack Lemmon leads a delightful salute to George and Ira Gershwin.

‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous, ‘S Gershwin

lemmon-gershwin-tv-week-1972The show was conceived, produced and written by Martin Charnin (the Emmy-winning “Anne, the Women in the Life of a Man”). Music arranged and conducted by Elliot Lawrence. (90 min.)

Songs and Performers

  • “I’ve Got a Crush on You” Lemmon
  • Medley of Gershwin movie hits – Fred Astaire
  • “I Got Rhythm” Ethel Merman
  • “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “My One and Only,” “The Man I Love” – Leslie Uggams
  • Medley: “American in Paris,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” Concerto in F – Peter Nero
  • “Love Is Here to Stay” – Larry Kert
  • “But Not for Me” – Linda Bennett
  • “Stairway to Paradise” – Robert Guillaume
  • “Strike Up the Band” – Alan Johnson Dancers
  • Medleys: “Of Thee I Sing,” “Porgy and Bess” – All sans Astaire and Merman

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Video clips: Fred Astaire & Jack Lemmon

 

Jack Lemmon in ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous, ‘S Gershwin

Fred Astaire – Leslie Uggams – Peter Nero
Dancing, singing, playing 51 Gershwin hits on the Bell System Family Theater
8-9:30 Tonight. NBC-TV

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