The Ford Show Guest Star Guide


▪▪Welcome to The Ford Show Guest Stars Guide.

Over its five year run, Ernie and the The Ford Show crew were host to more than a hundred of Hollywood's biggest stars. In many cases, the performances captured on kinescope by these great entertainers are their only performances from that era known to exist. That alone makes these 197 broadcasts an invaluable record of television's greatest age.

Guests are listed below in order of appearance. To jump to a particular broadcast, simply click on the performer's name.

Media professionals: clips featuring performances from all of the guest stars listed below are available for licensing. Interested parties should contact Research Video -- in North Hollywood, California -- TEF Enterprises' exclusive clip licensing partner for The Ford Show.

▪▪Season One 1956 - '57
Greer Garson Jack Bailey Wally Cox

Mike Romanoff

Rosemary Clooney Jackie Cooper
Zsa Zsa Gabor Ben Alexander Caesar Romero
Mickey Spillane Aldo Ray Joseph Cotten
Carol Channing Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Maryilyn Maxwell
Spike Jones Hedda Hopper Molly Bee
Adolphe Menjou Tommy Sands Walter Brennan
Corrinne Calvet Jeannie Carson Preston Foster
Ken Murray Andy Devine Dr. Frank Baxter
The Whiting Sisters George Gobel Danny Arnold
Lee Aaker & Rin Tin Tin Steve Allen The Four Preps
Spring Byington Jo Stafford Sue Rainey
Nelson Eddy Pat O'Brien Jack Barry
▪▪Season Two 1957 - '58
Jane Wyman MacDonald Carey Miyoshi Umeki & Akim Tamiroff
Dennis O'Keefe Lew Ayers Wendell Niles
Marie Wilson Vera Miles George Gobel
Lee Marvin Caesar Romero Andy Devine
John Payne Ann B Davis and Molly Bee Roberta Sherwood
Ronald Reagan Tommy Sands Barry Sullivan
Minnie Pearl Gertrude Berg Jose Ferrar
Rosemary Clooney & Danny Arnold Robert Horton Walter Brennan
Charles Laughton Edward Everett Horton Phyllis Kirk
William Frawley Keenan Wynn Teresa Brewer
Laraine Day Sir Cedric Hardwicke Jose Ferrar
Lee Aaker & Rin Tin Tin Pat Carroll Molly Bee
▪▪Season Three 1958 - '59
George Gobel Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright Elsa Lanchester
Ann Blyth Lloyd Bridges Roger Williams & Jack Bailey
Ernie Kovacs Kate Smith Gisele McKenzie
William Bendix Kate Smith Molly Bee & The Four Preps
Aldo Ray Andy Devine Craig Stevens
Jane Wyman Cliff Arquette Ethel Waters
Cliff Arquette Caesar Romero & Cathy Taylor Edgar Bergen
Molly Bee June Carter Adolphe Menjou
Carol Channing Sallie Brophy & Tommy Nolan Tommy Sands
Charles Laughton Liberace Rosemary Clooney
Gordon MacRae Robert Horton Cliff Arquette
Jon Provost & Lassie Lloyd Nolan Andre Previn and Danny Arnold
▪▪Season Four 1959 - '60
William Bendix Jay North Robert Horton
Maureen O'Hara Charles Laughton Shari Lewis
Ronald Reagan Jack Bailey Roger Williams
Cliff Arquette Dean Martin Joanie O'Brien
Gordon Scott Cliff Arquette Johnny Cash
Darren McGavin Jimmie Rogers Homer & Jethro
Minnie Pearl Andy Devine Frankie Vaughn
Gisele McKenzie Lily Pons George Gobel
Howard McNear Peter Palmer John Forsythe
Allen Case Minnie Pearl Cliff Arquette
Liberace Dale Robertson Minnie Pearl
Kate Smith Odetta Dwayne Hickman
▪▪Season Five 1960 - '61
George Gobel Kate Smith The Everly Brothers
Jaye P. Morgan Shari Lewis Roberta Sherwood
Gary Crosby Cliff Arquette Joe Flynn
Eve Arden John Raitt Joanie Sommers
Jack Bailey Brenda Lee Cliff Arquette
Cliff Arquette & Tab Hunter Bobby Laugher Andy Devine
Keenan Wynn Minnie Pearl Tab Hunter
Merle Travis and Molly Bee Gordon MacRae Gary Player
Tony Bennett Robert Horton Hoagy Carmichael
Jimmie Rogers Joe Flynn Joe Flynn
Roger Smith Charles Laughton Anita Bryant


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