August 30, 1951: Screen Director's Playhouse' Airs for the Final Time

August 30, 1951: Screen Directors' Playhouse, a show that presented leading Hollywood actors, went on air for the last time on NBC on this date.

Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball and Dick Powell are just a few names that could be heard on 'Playhouse.'  The series ran 122 episodes, all featuring top stars. The series was also known as the 'Screen Director's Guild Assignment,' 'Screen Director's Assignment,' and 'Screen Director's Playhouse.'