Sunday, August 22 – 3pm
Star of Stage, Screen and TV
It was John’s performances in the major showrooms of Las Vegas that established him as one of America’s foremost entertainers. But you’ve got to see him live! While he still is. American audiences probably know him best as the TV host of The Hollywood Squares, and That’s Incredible! , as well as the guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (80 evenings, more than any other singer). Remember when he co-starred with Sally field in the TV series The Girl With Something Extra? (And had a crush on her, by the way. Now, she never calls.) John arrived on Broadway where he debuted in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. later he would star in State Fair and won a Theater Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! TV producer Bob Banner molded John’s career by casting him in (his TV debut) in The Fantasticks. He then hosted his own daytime talk show, too many beauty pageants, as well as The Kraft Summer Music Hall with regulars George Carlin, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor. He’s also a movie star! You might know him now from his Disney films including The Happiest Millionaire.