CBC Television Network

Jackie Rae Show, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1955 to 1957

Broadcast Medium: Television

After serving for several years as CBC’s Variety chief, singer Jackie Rae resigned in 1955  and immediately began his own eponymous series, The Jackie Rae Show.  The orchestra was conducted by Jack Kane, with singing group The Four Grads (who included Billy Van in their number) and a string of Canadian and U.S. guests, including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Jeri Southern, Andy Williams, Don Cherry (the other one), Polly Bergen, Felicia Saunders and Dorothy Collins.

 The series ran for three years. It was produced and directed by Norman Sedawie and written by Frank Peppiatt.

Written by Pip Wedge – May, 2008