The Ed Sullivan Show

April 6, 1969: Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Joan Rivers

Season 21, Ep 25, Aired 4/6/69
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  • Episode Description
  • 1969 Easter Show Music: --Peggy Lee sings "Spinning Wheel" & "Natural Woman." --Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Love Song," "Solitude," "What The World Needs Now" & "People" (backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra). --Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Rocking In Rhythm." --Shirley Verrett (Met Opera singer) - "Alleluja" by Mozart. Comedy: --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy) --Joan Rivers (comedian) Also appearing: --Eddie Albert (actor) - recites "Prayers for the 1970s," written by Norman Corwin. --Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (of The New York City Ballet) - dance a pas de deux from Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Peggy Lee

    Herself

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  • Notes (1)

    • Next Week on April 13, 1969: Ed Sullivan is Pre-empted by CBS News Presents "The Life of a President Dwight D. Eisenhower."

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