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Festival of Entertainment


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A unique mixture of Song, Spectacle and Smiles as a variety of talents are captured by cameras on location
Dionne Warwicke - with two of Her better-known songs
George Burns - an all-time great of American comedy
Peter Maxwell and Lynn Harmon - with an exhibition dance
The Terrels-a daring and attractive flying trapeze quartet
Ruth Hutchinson , Katie Walker and Leslie Robinson - cool ice skating Dolly Parton and Marty Robbins - top stars of country music
Al Carthy-a wizard of the weird illusion
Vera Lynn - a celebration song
Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker - an after-dinner entertainment Introduced by RAY MOORE


Unknown: Dionne Warwicke
Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Lynn Harmon
Unknown: Ruth Hutchinson
Unknown: Katie Walker
Unknown: Leslie Robinson
Unknown: Marty Robbins
Unknown: Al Carthy-A
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Introduced By: Ray Moore

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