King Cole's Birthday Party
|King Cole's Birthday Party|
|Also known as||Birthday Party|
|Presented by||Bill Slater (1947)
Ted Brown (1949)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||22–25 minutes|
|Original run||May 15, 1947– June 23, 1949|
King Cole's Birthday Party (also known as Birthday Party) was an early American children's television series which aired on the DuMont Television Network. The program was broadcast from 1947 to 1949. Little is known about the series. Each 30-minute episode featured the real birthday of a child. The series was sponsored by the Jay Day Dress Company of New York.
The program was first broadcast locally over DuMont's WABD in New York City. By early 1948, King Cole's Birthday Party was aired nationally on DuMont's chain of stations. The final broadcast was on June 23, 1949. Among the people to have hosted the program included Bill Slater and Ted Brown.
No episodes of this program are known to survive.
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1
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