Olympic Fund Telethon (NBC & CBS), June 21- 22, 1952
Hollywood stars gathered in a fundraiser for the financially strapped U.S. Olympic Committee,
benefiting the athletes headed to Helsinki, Finland for the 1952 Olympics in July.
Broadcast live on two networks from Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, it aired from June 21 at 8PM to June 22 at 10:30PM Pacific Times.
It was the first nationally telecast telethon.
Cast: Bob Hope
& Bing Crosby
*Spike Jones & His Orchestra
Dean Martin, Jerry LewisMoe Howard
, Larry Fine
, Shemp Howard
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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
George Burns, Gracie Allen
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Edward G. Robinson
Johnny Grant (honorary mayor of Hollywood)
California Governor Earl Warren