The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 30

April 15, 1956

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 1956 on CBS
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April 15, 1956
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Music:
--Helen Traubel (Broadway performer & opera soprano) sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey?"
--The Annapolis U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club sing a few songs.
Comedy:
--Ed Gardner (comedian, "Archie" from "Duffy's Tavern") performs "Two Top Gruskin," his classic radio bit about a two-headed baseball player.
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet "Velvel")
Also appearing:
--Members of the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics baseball team pay tribute to their late manager, Connie Mack. This salute includes a pitch for funds to erect a statue of Connie Mack in Philadelphia's Shibe Park.
--Fred Kaps (magician from the Netherlands)
Filmed segment:
--Grace Kelly and Ralph Meeker perform "The French Lesson" via a kinescope clip from the October 18, 1953 "Toast of the Town." (A few days after the April 15, 1956 broadcast, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.)

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Herself, 1953 film clip

Guest Star

Ralph Meeker

Ralph Meeker

Himself, 1953 film clip

Guest Star

Helen Traubel

Helen Traubel

Herself

Guest Star

Rickie Layne

Rickie Layne

Himself

Recurring Role

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