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Encyclopedia > The U.S. Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour was an American television show that aired from 1953 to 1955 on ABC, and from 1955 to 1963 on CBS. Like its radio predecessor of the same name, it was a live dramatic anthology program, airing episodes in a theatrical format. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances as they are happening, or on a delay of several seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ... In the twentieth century anthologies became an important part of poetry publishing, for a number of reasons. ... Play – literature / theatre A play (noun) is a common form of literature, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ...

The Steel Hour featured a range of television acting talent as its episodes explored a wide variety of contemporary social issues, from the mundane to the controversial. Notable guest actors included Peter Lorre, Rex Harrison, Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Matthau, James Dean, Jack Klugman, Sally Ann Howes, Celeste Holm, Martin Balsam, Andy Griffith, Keir Dullea, and Paul Newman. Episodes were contributed by many notable writers, including Rod Serling, Richard Maibaum, and Ira Levin. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Peter Lorre, 1946, by Yousuf Karsh Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964) was a Hungarian-American actor known both for playing criminals (particularly psychopaths) and comic roles. ... Sir Reginald Carey Harrison (March 5, 1908–June 2, 1990) was a British theater and film actor. ... Tallulah Bankhead, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968) was a United States actress, talk-show host, and bon vivant, born in Huntsville, Alabama. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 - July 1, 2000) Matthau and Sophia Loren in Grumpier Old Men Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American comedy actor possibly best known for his role as the gruff and less tidy member of The Odd Couple. ... James Dean James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. ... Jack Klugman (born April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American television and movie actor. ... Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts. ... Celeste Holm, circa 1950 Celeste Holm (born April 29, 1917) is an American stage, film, and television actress. ... Martin Balsam. ... Andrew Samuel Andy Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, writer and producer from Mount Airy, North Carolina. ... Keir Dullea (born May 30, 1936) is an actor best remembered for his role as astronaut David Bowman in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an American actor and film director. ... Rod Serling hosting The Twilight Zone Edwin Rodman Serling (December 25, 1924 - June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. ... Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 - January 4, 1991) is a screenwriter best known for his adaptations of Ian Flemings novels, specifically the James Bond series of novels. ... Ira Levin (born August 27, 1929 in New York) is an author of fiction thriller novels and is also a playwright and songwriter. ...

External link

  • The United States Steel Hour at TV Tome (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-885/The_United_States_Steel_Hour/)



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