The Ed Sullivan Show

September 16, 1956: The Four Aces, Marion Marlowe, Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinatti Redlegs

Season 8, Ep 52, Aired 9/16/56
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  • Episode Description
  • Music:--The Four Aces (vocal quartet) - "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)."--Marion Marlowe sings a medley of songs from "The King & I" ("Hello, Young Lovers," "Getting to Know You" and "I Have Dreamed"). --The Fujiwara Opera Co. (Japanese opera group) perform "Three Little Maids" (from "Madame Butterfly"), "Below" and "One Fine Day."Comedy:--Richard Hearne (British comedian, aka "Mr. Pastry") - plays a salesman in a sketch set in a drapery shop.--The Goofers (comedy instrumental group) -"Pogo Stick."World Series segment:--Ed introduces sports announcers Vin Scully, Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, George Bryson and Mark Scott.--Vin Scully introduces individual members of the Brooklyn Dodgers.--Earl Gillespie introduces the Milwaukee Braves.--George Bryson introduces members of the Cincinnati Redlegs (name was changed from "Reds" to "Redlegs" during '50's Red scare).(All three baseball teams were contenders for the World Series.)Also appearing:--Carmen Basilio, the newly crowned welterweight champion, discusses his Sept. 12th fight with Johnny Saxton.--Willie Hartack (jockey) is interviewed. --Harvest Moon Ball dancers - winners from various categories.--Cameo: Lou Perini (Milwaukee Braves owner).--On film: Footage of a Japanese baseball game.--On film: A clip from the movie "The Best Things in Life Are Free," which stars Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Sheree North and, as himself, Ed Sullivan.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Ernest Borgnine

    Himself, on film

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  • Notes (1)

    • Ed Sullivan returned this week as host after a five-week absence due to an automobile accident.

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