The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 49

August 23, 1959: Luise Rainer, Alan King, Althea Gibson, Turk Murphy Band, Dolores Wilson

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 23, 1959 on CBS
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August 23, 1959: Luise Rainer, Alan King, Althea Gibson, Turk Murphy Band, Dolores Wilson
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Pre-recorded episode.

Music:
--Althea Gibson (tennis champion), backed by Turk Murphy's band, sings "Jelly Roll Blues."
--Turk Murphy and his New Orleans band - "Weary Blues."
--The Smyth Brothers (Irish singing group) - "Pretty Little Galway Girl."
--Dolores Wilson (Metropolitan opera soprano) - sings "Let My Song Fill Your Heart."

Comedy:
--Alan King (comedian)
--Johnny Haymer (comedian)
--Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson (comedy team)

Also appearing:
--Luise Rainer (actress) - reads from "Doc Brackett" by Damon Runyon.
--John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (English dance team) - ballet performance.

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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)

Ben Bennett (II)

Ben Bennett (II)

scheduled guest

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Marilyn Burr

Marilyn Burr

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Alan King

Alan King

scheduled guest

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