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King Cole's Birthday Party
Genre Children's
Presented by Bill Slater (1947)
Ted Brown (1949)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 22–25 minutes
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release May 15, 1947 (1947-05-15) – June 23, 1949 (1949-06-23)

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 May 15, 1947, to June 23, 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. Among the people to have hosted the program include Bill Slater and Ted Brown.

George Schreck produced the show.

The concept was revived from 1963-1966 as Birthday House, which aired locally on WNBC in New York.

Episode status

As with most DuMont programs, no episodes are known to survive.

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