Life With Luigi
Bob Dolfi
Life With Luigi
Studio B
Tuesday, November 29th, 1949
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Luigi Basco....J.Carrol Naish
Pasquale....Allen Reed
Miss Spalding....Mary J. Croft
Schultz....Hans Conreid
Olson....Ken Peters
Horwitz....Joe Forte
Rosa.....Jody Gilbert
Man....Sam Wolfe
Clerk....Jim Backus
Woman....Mary J Croft
Monday - Studio 3
Rehearsal time: 8:00 - 10:00pm
ORCH: Tuesday- Studio B
3:30 - 4:00pm
Cast: 4:30 - 6:00 - Studio B
Air: 6:00 - 6:30 - Studio B
Monday - Studio 3
Rehearsal time: 8:00 - 10:00pm
ORCH: Tuesday- Studio B 3:30 - 4:00pm
Cast: 4:30 - 6:00 - Studio B
Air: 6:00 - 6:30 - Studio B
Orchestra: Lud Gluskin
Producer: Cy Howard
Director: Mac Benoff
Engineer: Johnny Schneller
Announcer: Bob Stevenson
Sound: Jack Dick
Although I could not find Kathryn Grayson's name listed as a guest, Mario announced her as: "Speaking of Kathryn Grayson, here is the young lady herself to sing Jerome Kern's 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man O' Mine.' Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Kathryn Grayson!"
After Miss Grayson's singing, Mario said: "And I can't help lovin' any girl named Kathryn Grayson who can sing like that." To which Miss Grayson replied: "Thank you, Mario, what a clever and complicated compliment, or was it a compliment?" Mario's answer: "Yes, it was."
Mario and Kathryn Grayson then sang "They Didn't Believe Me." Mario then went on to sing "MAMA MIA."
I especially like one particular line where Mario is asked this question from Pasquale: "You really kiss Kathryn Grayson in that Picture?" Mario's reply: "Well, somebody kissed her and it wasn't Larry Parks!"
Kathryn Grayson was Mario's favorite co-star, actress and friend. Til today, Kathryn Grayson is loved by Damon and myself. She is a lady of class beyond belief. She was there for the family when Mario passed away and she was there when Betty passed away.
I personally remember, at Marc's funeral, Ms. Grayson was standing just outside the Holy Cross Mausoleum where Mario and Betty, as well as, Mary, Tony and now Colleen are laid to rest. Someone approached me asking, "Excuse me, but who is that beautiful lady standing there with those other people?" I looked over and saw it was Kathryn. I replied, "That's Kathryn Grayson." The person's reply was simply that she was most outstanding, and looked to be a lady with great class. How right they were.
I first met Kathryn in 1963, and, as if it were yesterday, I remember her warm greeting and beautiful smile. I could see why Mario and Betty considered her their very best friend, and I could see why Mary and Tony loved her so much. She was, and is, a lady of absolute class and distinction. She is our friend.
Bob Dolfi