The Big Show

The Big Show, an American radio variety program featuring 90 minutes of top-name comic, stage, screen and music talent, was aimed at keeping American radio in its classic era alive and well against the rapidly-growing television tide. For a good portion of its two-year run (1950-51), the shows quality made its ambition seem plausible.

Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante

Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice

Eddie Cantor, Mindy Carson

Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson

Fred Allen, Phil Silvers

Clifton Webb, Jimmy Durante

Bob Hope, Phil Harris

Jimmy Durante, Robert Merrill

Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer

Fred Allen, Danny Thomas

Louis Calhern, Jack Carter

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

Ray Bolger, Gary Cooper

Fred Allen, Robert Cummings

Groucho Marx, Judy Garland

Fred Allen, Jack Carson

Jack Haley, Paul Kelly

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

Judy Holliday, Carmen Miranda

Groucho Marx, Bob Hope

Fred Allen, Vivian Blaine

Eddie Cantor, Jack Carson

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle

Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

George Sanders, Bea Lillie

Jimmy Durante, Jack Carson

Richard Eatham, Joe Frisco