The Ed Sullivan Show

May 5, 1968: 80th Birthday Salute to Irving Berlin

Season 20, Ep 34, Aired 5/5/68
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  • Episode Description
  • 80th Birthday salute to Irving Berlin (90-minute episode) Guests: --Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Always." --Diana Ross & the Supremes with Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Say It With Music," "It's A Lovely Day Today," "Heat Wave" "Say It Isn't So"). --Bing Crosby - spoken tribute to Irving Berlin & sings medley of Berlin songs ("Sweet Marie from Sunny Italy," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "The International Rag," & "Alexander's Ragtime Band") & "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas" (film clip & live on stage). --Bob Hope (comedian) - salutes Irving Berlin.--Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Sunshine," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful").--President Johnson (on tape, wishes Irving Berlin a Happy 80th birthday).--Harry James (medley of dance tunes).--Robert Goulet & Harry James - "Marie." --Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - "Give Me Your Tired." --Robert Goulet, Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians - "I Used To Play It By Ear." --Robert Goulet (singer) - Irving Berlin medley: "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" & "All by Myself." --Morecambe And Wise (British comedy team) - "Puttin' on the Ritz." --Peter Gennaro & Troupe (choreographer & dancers) - dance to "This Is The Army" & "Alexander's Ragtime Band." --Finale: Irving Berlin (on stage with boy & girl scouts) - "God Bless America."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Irving Berlin

    Himself

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