If you stick around for the entire broadcast you’ll see Vivien Leigh, Jackie Gleason, Christopher Plummer, Lauren Bacall, Anne Bancroft, Ray Bolger, and so many more.
Nugent and Thurber never did lose their Midwestern voices! It’s great to see them and Burgess Meredith in motion.
Thurber’s Tony award disappeared from the Thurber House museum room in Columbus, Ohio, a number of years ago. If anyone has seen it since, please let them know!