Calamity Jane

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Carol Burnett played the title role in a Starlight Theatre (Kansas City MO) production of Calamity Jane which ran 17 – 30 July 1961. Upon Burnett's being signed to an exclusive contract with CBS-TV in the summer of 1962, it was announced that she would headline a televised broadcast of Calamity Jane over the 1962-3 television season: Burnett's Calamity Jane special would in fact not air until the autumn of 1963 after being taped that summer, the time frame permitting Burnett to reprise the title role onstage in a State Fair Music Theater ( Dallas ) production whose two-week run commenced 24 June 1963. On 10 July 1963, Burnett and her castmates from the Dallas stage production - including Art Lund as Wild Bill - performed Calamity Jane at CBS Studio 50 ( NYC ), with the play performed three performances (non stop) before a live audience: CBS-TV taped all three run-throughs, one of which was broadcast as Burnett's debut television special 12 November 1963 .

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  1. Carol Burnett

    Carol Burnett

    Calamity Jane

  2. Art Lund

    Art Lund

    Wild Bill Hickock

  3. Don Chastain

    Don Chastain

    Lt. Danny Gillmartin

  4. Cathryn Damon

    Cathryn Damon

    Adelaide Adams

  5. Bernie West

    Bernie West

    Henry Miller

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Calamity Jane


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Status Released

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  • November 12, 1963


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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