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Encyclopedia > Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts

Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a television variety show which ran on CBS from 1948 until 1958. It starred Arthur Godfrey, who was also hosting Arthur Godfrey and His Friends at the same time. A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903_March 16, 1983) was an American entertainer. ... Arthur Godfrey and His Friends was a television variety show which ran from 1949 until 1959. ...


The concept for the show was that Godfrey had several "talent scouts" who brought their discoveries onto the program to showcase their talents. The winner of each show was determined by a meter which judged the audience's applause.


Contestants on the show included Pat Boone, The Chordettes, Carmel Quinn, and The McGuire Sisters, all of whom went on to perform on Arthur Godfrey and His Friends. Other contestants included Vic Damone, Eddie Fisher, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Connie Francis, Steve Lawrence, Al Martino, Lenny Bruce, Marian McPartland, Leslie Uggams, The Diamonds, Roy Clark, Johnny Nash, and Patsy Cline. Among those who auditioned for the show, but who were not chosen to appear on the broadcast, were Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him one of the most popular performers of the 1950s and 1960s. ... The Chordettes were a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional pop music. ... The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer. ... Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. ... Jonathan Winters (born November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American comedic actor. ... Knotts as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show Jesse Donald Don Knotts (born July 21, 1924) is an American actor. ... Rosemary Clooney on the cover of her 2000 collection 16 Biggest Hits Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 - June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... Tony Bennett is a jazz and pop music singer. ... Connie Francis MGM LP record, 1961 Connie Francis is an American singer. ... Steve Lawrence (real name Sidney Leibowitz) (born July 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and occasional actor. ... Al Martino (born October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Alfred Cini) is an American singer. ... Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian and satirist of the 1950s and 60s. ... Marian McPartland, born Margaret Marian Turner on March 21, 1918 in England near Slough, Buckinghamshire, is a British jazz pianist. ... Leslie Uggams (born May 25, 1943 in New York City) is an African American actress and singer, best known for her Tony Award-winning work in Hallelujah, Baby! Uggams first started in show business in 1950, playing the niece of Ethel Waters on the television series Beulah. ... Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ... Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an effect on world culture rivaled only by The Beatles and Chuck Berry. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936–February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ...


 
 

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