The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 31

April 28, 1957: Bill Haley and the Comets, Lena Horne, Tony Perkins, Jack Paar

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1957 on CBS
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April 28, 1957: Bill Haley and the Comets, Lena Horne, Tony Perkins, Jack Paar
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Music:
--Bill Haley & the Comets - "40 Cups Of Coffee" & " Rudy's Rock" (2nd song, instrumental).
--Lena Horne - "From This Moment On," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Day In Day Out" & "From This Moment On."
--Tony Perkins (actor) sings "Singing Down the Lane."
--Alfred Apaka (Hawaiian singer) - "Speak Love" and, earlier in show, sings 2 songs as part of Polynesian production number.
--The Happy Jesters - "Your Cheatin' Heart."
Comedy:
--Jack Paar (TV personality) - stand-up routine: talks about art, commercials & his comeback.
--George Dewitt - stand-up comedy routine: tells jokes about regional differences.
Also appearing
:
--Ed introduces Tony Perkins to Jimmy Piersall (whom Perkins played in "Fear Strikes Out").
--Senator George Smathers (Florida Senator gets award for fighting mental illness).
--Barbara & Her Dog (novelty act, dog performs math tricks).
--Pee Wee Hockey Team (presents Ed with stuffed baby seal).
Audience bows:
--Henry J. Kaiser; Barney Ross (boxer); Jim Spaulding (bowler); Helen Landon (Carnival Cotton Queen); Hy Gardner.
--On stage bows: Jimmy Piersall (baseball player); Hal Connoly & Olga Fikotova (couple that met while competing at Olympics).

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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)

Bill Haley

Bill Haley

Himself

Guest Star

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Herself

Guest Star

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Himself

Guest Star

Jack Paar

Jack Paar

Himself

Recurring Role

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