Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt
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Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt
Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt
GenreVariety TV show
StarringHenry Morgan
Kaye Ballard
Art Carney
Pert Kelton
Arnold Stang
Country of originUnited States
Original English
Running time30 minutes
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release26 January -
1 June 1951

Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt was a TV series on NBC Television hosted by Henry Morgan. The show aired from January 26 to June 1, 1951, originally from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET and then to 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.[1]

Program formats

Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt began January 26, 1951, replacing Versatile Varieties. The first format for the Morgan show was a take-off on The Original Amateur Hour with Morgan as host, and featuring Kaye Ballard (in her TV debut), Art Carney, Pert Kelton, and Arnold Stang.[2] The program "featured people who had unusual abilities",[3] such as a man who picked a violin's strings with his teeth and a girl who played an instrument while tap dancing.[1]

In April, NBC changed the title and format to The Henry Morgan Show, a music-variety show[4] featuring singers Dorothy Claire and Dorothy Jarnac in musical segments between Morgan's comedy skits. This latter format lasted until June 1.


  1. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 603. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 451. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  3. ^ Gunter, Barrie (2014). I Want to Change My Life: Can Reality TV Competition Shows Trigger Lasting Career Success?. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 9781443864749. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Starr, Michael Seth (2002). Art Carney: A Biography. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 61. ISBN 9781557835659. Retrieved 2017.


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