The Ed Sullivan Show

January 11, 1959: Fidel Castro (on film), Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Alan King

Season 11, Ep 18, Aired 1/11/59
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  • Episode Description
  • --On film: Fidel Castro - 25 second clip at beginning of show. Later in show, a 6-minute film is shown: Ed introduces Castro, calls Castro and his soldiers "Revolutionary Youngsters." Film includes appearance by Che Guevara. Ed wishes Castro luck in his revolution. Guests (appearing live): --Jason Robards & George Grizzard - perform scene from the Broadway play "The Disenchanted." --Alan King (comedian, talks about house party directions) --Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland) - "The Faughan Side" --Professor Backwards (comedian, talks about Texas, psychiatrists.) --Victor Julian (animal act) - man with two poodles. After the commercial break the dogs appear in clothing for a "Poodle Fashion Show" --Helen Halpin - does impressions of Della Reese, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland. --Francis Brunn (juggler) (listed on transcript as Francis Burn) --The Gutis (acrobatic-comedy act) - 4-man act (2 of them are wearing ape costumes) --Tina Louise (cameo, appears with Ed at end of show)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Professor Backwards

    Himself

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