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The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956–1961)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy, Music

Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions with his informal friendly manner and talent. His...See moreHosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions with his informal friendly manner and talent. His music was a combination of gospel and country and western. His homespun catch phrase "Bless Their Little Pea Pickin' Hearts", endeared him to the nation. Written by Pilot TV Network See less
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Updated Oct 4, 1956

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Oct 4, 1956 (United States)

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175 cast members
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Tennessee Ernie Ford
Himself - Host / Himself / Escamillio / Koko / Narrator / Sir Joseph Porter Himself - Host / Himself / Escamillio / Koko / Narrator / Sir Joseph Porter   See fewer
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The Top Twenty
Themselves - Singers / Chorus / Themselves Themselves - Singers / Chorus / Themselves   See fewer
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The Voices of Walter Schumann
Themselves - Singers Themselves - Singers   See fewer
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36
Cliff Arquette
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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9
Ken Remo
Himself - Singer / Nanki-Poo Himself - Singer / Nanki-Poo   See fewer
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8
Dick Wessler
Himself - Singer / Captain Corcoran Himself - Singer / Captain Corcoran   See fewer
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7
Molly Bee
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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6
Robert Horton
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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5
Johnny Guarnieri
Himself - Singer / Don Jose Himself - Singer / Don Jose   See fewer
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5
Andy Devine
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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5
Harry Geller
Themselves - Orchestra / Himself - Orchestra Conductor / Himself - Orchestra Leader Themselves - Orchestra / Himself - Orchestra Conductor / Himself - Orchestra Leader   See fewer
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5
Minnie Pearl
Herself - Actress / Herself - Comedian / Singer Herself - Actress / Herself - Comedian / Singer   See fewer
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5
Jack Bailey
Himself - Game Show Host / Himself / Himself - TV Host Himself - Game Show Host / Himself / Himself - TV Host   See fewer
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5
George Gobel
Himself - Actor / Singer / Comedian / Himself - Singer Himself - Actor / Singer / Comedian / Himself - Singer   See fewer
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5
Karen Wessler
Herself - Singer / Carmen / Katisha Herself - Singer / Carmen / Katisha   See fewer
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4
Tommy Sands
Himself - Singer Himself - Singer   See fewer
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4
Howard Chitjean
Himself - Singer / Bill Bobstay Himself - Singer / Bill Bobstay   See fewer
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4
Charles Laughton
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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4
Kate Smith
Herself - Singer / Herself - Actress Herself - Singer / Herself - Actress   See fewer
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4
Joe Flynn
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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4
Don Kent
Himself - Singer Himself - Singer   See fewer
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3
Danny Arnold
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3
Rosemary Clooney
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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3
Cesar Romero
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Henry Geller Orchestra
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Donna Cooke
Josephine Corcoran / Peep Bo Josephine Corcoran / Peep Bo   See fewer
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2
Joanne Burgin
Cousin Hebe / Pitti-Sing Cousin Hebe / Pitti-Sing   See fewer
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2
Roberta Sherwood
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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2
Roger Williams
Himself - Pianist Himself - Pianist   See fewer
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2
Shari Lewis
Herself - Ventriloquist Herself - Ventriloquist   See fewer
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2
Deltra Kamsler
Herself - Singer / Yum Yum Herself - Singer / Yum Yum   See fewer
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2
Ted Wills
Himself - Singer / The Mikado Himself - Singer / The Mikado   See fewer
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2
Adolphe Menjou
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Carol Channing
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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Lee Aaker
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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2
Rin Tin Tin II
Himself - German Shepherd Himself - German Shepherd   See fewer
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2
Reginald Gardiner
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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2
The Four Preps
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2
Ronald Reagan
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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2
Walter Brennan
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Aldo Ray
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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2
Jane Wyman
Herself - Actress / Singer Herself - Actress / Singer   See fewer
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Gordon MacRae
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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Keenan Wynn
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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William Bendix
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José Ferrer
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Liberace
Himself - Pianist Himself - Pianist   See fewer
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Gisele MacKenzie
Fiddler / Herself - Singer / Herself -Singer Fiddler / Herself - Singer / Herself -Singer   See fewer
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Jay North
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Lamb Chop
Himself - Puppet Himself - Puppet   See fewer
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Tab Hunter
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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Jimmie Rodgers
Himself - Singer Himself - Singer   See fewer
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Odetta
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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Dale Robertson
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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Chet Fisher
Ralph Rackstraw Ralph Rackstraw   See fewer
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Merle Travis
Himself - Singer Himself - Singer   See fewer
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Ilene Cummings
Micaela Micaela   See fewer
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Susan Lovell
Little Buttercup Little Buttercup   See fewer
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Kenneth Harp
Dick Deadeye Dick Deadeye   See fewer
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Don Kent
Bob Beckett Bob Beckett   See fewer
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Katherine Steele
Sir Joseph's Sister Sir Joseph's Sister   See fewer
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Spring Byington
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Corinne Calvet
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The City Slickers
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Greer Garson
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Spike Jones
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Ken Murray
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Michael Romanoff
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Mickey Spillane
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Barbara Whiting
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Margaret Whiting
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Ben Alexander
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Steve Allen
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Jack Barry
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Frank Baxter
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Macdonald Carey
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Jeannie Carson
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Robert Wagner Chorale
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Jackie Cooper
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Joseph Cotten
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Wally Cox
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Laraine Day
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Nelson Eddy
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Brion Ford
Himself - Ernie's Son Himself - Ernie's Son   See fewer
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Buck Ford
Himself - Ernie's Son Himself - Ernie's Son   See fewer
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Preston Foster
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William Frawley
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Hedda Hopper
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Lee Marvin
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Marilyn Maxwell
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Pat O'Brien
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Dennis O'Keefe
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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John Payne
Himself - Actor / Singer Himself - Actor / Singer   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Sue Raney
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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Jo Stafford
Herself - Singer Herself - Singer   See fewer
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Marie Wilson
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Lew Ayres
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Gertrude Berg
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Dick Bernie
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Ann Blyth
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Teresa Brewer
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Joe Cappo
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Pat Carroll
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Ann B. Davis
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Lassie the Dog
Herself - Collie Herself - Collie   See fewer
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Cedric Hardwicke
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Edward Everett Horton
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Phyllis Kirk
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Ernie Kovacs
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Vera Miles
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Wendell Niles
Himself - Announcer Himself - Announcer   See fewer
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Jack Oakie
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Jon Provost
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Cliffie Stone
Himself - Disk Jockey Himself - Disk Jockey   See fewer
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Barry Sullivan
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Akim Tamiroff
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Miyoshi Umeki
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Edgar Bergen
Himself - Ventriloquist Himself - Ventriloquist   See fewer
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Margarethe Bertelson
Herself - 1959 Rose Queen Herself - 1959 Rose Queen   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
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Sally Brophy
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June Carter Cash
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Allen Case
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Elsa Lanchester
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Charlie McCarthy
Himself - Ventriloquist's Dummy Himself - Ventriloquist's Dummy   See fewer
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Darren McGavin
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Howard McNear
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Lloyd Nolan
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André Previn
Himself - Pianist Himself - Pianist   See fewer
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The Rose Queen's Court
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Gordon Scott
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Craig Stevens
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Cathie Taylor
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Danny Thomas
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Ethel Waters
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Guy Williams
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Eve Arden
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Tony Bennett
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Johnny Cash
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Gary Crosby
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John Forsythe
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Bobby Gibbons
Himself - Guitarist Himself - Guitarist   See fewer
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Homer & Jethro
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Himself - Game Show Host Himself - Game Show Host   See fewer
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The Everly Brothers
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7.6 / 10 | 36 votes