The Martha Raye Show ~ 01.23.54
Season One, Episode One
The Martha Raye Show is an hour-long comedy/variety show which aired live on NBC from January 23, 1954, to May 29, 1956.
The series was hosted by Martha Raye, a Montana native, who often called herself The Big Mouth. Her boyfriend on the program and a foil for her humor was portrayed by retired middleweight boxer Rocky Graziano.
Nat Hiken, her writer and director, went on to create the military comedy The Phil Silvers Show and the police sitcom Car 54, Where Are You? One of the producers, Norman Lear, went on to produce All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
Martha Raye ... Herself
Rocky Graziano ... Himself
Marion Strunk Garrigan ... Herself
Edward G. Robinson ... Himself
Cesar Romero . .. Himself
Directed By Nat Hiken
Written By Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken
Produced By Norman Lear
Original Air Date: 1954 (USA)
Season 1, Episode 1
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Production Co: Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, NBC
Run time: 53m
B&W / Color: B&W