Jack Lemmon’s Gershwin tribute TV special (1972)

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Fred Astaire & Jack Lemmon

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

The 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.)

Jack Lemmon and Peter Nero A showcase for Gershwin greats 1972

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

1972 Fred Astaire and Jack Lemmon TV special


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

Jack Lemmon Tv special showcase for Gershwin greats

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