The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 49

August 26, 1956: U.S. Navy Talent Show

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 26, 1956 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
6 votes

By Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

August 26, 1956: U.S. Navy Talent Show

Guest host:
--Kirk Douglas (actor, substituting while Ed continues his recovery from an auto accident).
Naval Talent:
--Randy Sparks (Apprentice Seaman, sings & plays guitar) performs "Ugly Woman."
--Jac Imel (Pacific Fleet Marine) - marimba song.
--Dick McMeekin (Navy Yeoman from Jacksonville Florida, sings & plays piano) - "Cecilia"
--Lieutenant Ted Forte (Serviceman From Norfolk Virginia) - songs a from Broadway's "Fanny."
--Richard Bain (harmonica virtuoso from the US Navy Band) - (possibly) "Sabre Dance."
--Lieutenant James Bowers (from Naval Auxiliary Air Station In North Carolina) sings "On the Street Where You Live."
--Corporal Emmitt Robert Rodifer (from Jacksonville Florida) lip-syncs to "I Want You To Be My Baby," a Georgia Gibbs record played at double speed.
--The Continentals (novelty band)
--The Jumpin' Jacks (Rockabilly band) - performs "The House Of Blue Lights."
--Lieutenant Alan Wagner (from Navy Public Information Office in New York) - comedy routine.
--Patricia Ryall (Seaman Apprentice) sings "The Wayward Wind."
--William Hrynkiw (accordion player) performs "Dizzy Fingers."
--The Four Bits (vocal quartet) - "Graduation Day."
--Leslie McCann (comic-pianist)
--Ben Mitchell Morris (soloist with the United States Navy Band)
--Danny White (Navy Yeoman) performs "The Shotgun Boogie."
--The U.S. Naval Aviation Cadet Choir (60-voice choir)


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes