March 23, 1958: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bert Lahr, The Rays, Four Preps, Roberta Peters
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Music:--The Four Preps (vocal quartet) sing "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)."--The Rays (vocal group) sing "The Man Above."--Michael Hale (nightclub singer) - "Luck Be A Lady Tonight."--Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) - "The Shadow Song." Rodgers and Hammerstein segments:--Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II appear on stage with Ed.--On film: The NYC premiere of the movie "South Pacific." Among the celebrities arriving for the premiere: Mitzi Gaynor and her husband Jack Bean, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, actor Rossano Brazzi, actors John Kerr and France Nuyen, actress Maureen O'Hara, Denise Darcel, Juanita Hall, Maurice "Buddy" Adler ("South Pacific" film producer) and his wife Anita Louise.--Ed Sullivan talks with Rodgers and Hammerstein about the song "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" followed by Rodgers playing a few notes from "Surrey…" on piano.--Roberta Peters sings "Younger Then Springtime" accompanied by Richard Rodgers playing the piano.--Audience bows: Dorothy Rodgers (Mrs. Richard Rodgers) and Dorothy Hammerstein (Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein II). Comedy:--Bert Lahr (comedian) - does a baseball sketch with sportscaster David Burns.--Dickie Henderson (British singing comedian)--Wally Griffith (comedian) --Carol Haney and Peter Gennaro (dancers/choreographers) - dance to two Danny Kaye records.Also appearing:--The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act)--Audience bows: Torakichi Nakamura and Koichi Ono (Japanese golfers)--Audience bow: Frank Pace (former US Secretary Of War)--Audience bows: Herb Graffis? (of the Chicago Sun-Times) and Charles Silvia (Springfield College swimming coach).moreless
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