The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 50

August 30, 1959: US Army Talent Show

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 30, 1959 on CBS
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August 30, 1959: US Army Talent Show
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Ed Sullivan's Annual Army Talent Show

Army talent includes:
--Steve Lawrence (singer, serving in the Army at the time) - "Day In, Day Out" and "If I Loved You."
--Peter Duchin (pianist, stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC) - plays "My Twilight Dream" (aka "To Love Again" / aka Chopin's "Nocturne in E Flat") and "Summertime." (Peter is the son of the late pianist-orchestra leader Eddy Duchin.)
--The Jamaicans (vocal group, 5 soldiers from Fort Meade, MD) - "Jamaica Farewell."
--Jack Larson (impressionist from Fort Belvoir, VA) - impersonates Ed Sullivan, George Gobel, Elvis Presley ("King Creole" and "Hound Dog"), and Perry Como ("Catch a Falling Star").
--John Park (alto sax player) - performs "Flamingo."
--Boyd Dounveor (tenor) - sings "Danny Boy."
--Al Cohn (tenor) - "Nessun Dorma."

Additional Army talent (scheduled to appear):
--Eugene Misirowski (dancer) - "Lover."
--Darrell Porter (singer) - "Lonesome Road."
--The Troubadours (instrumental group) - "Drunken Soldier."
--The Fort Sheridan Chamber Quintet including Alan Marlowe of Encino (instrumental group).
--The Second Army Band and Chorus - "This Is It," "Caught in the Act" and "Army Goes Rolling Along."

Civilian talent:
--Henny Youngman (comedian)
--scheduled: Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with dummy Velvel)
--scheduled: Modern Jazz Dancers (from Italy) - "Zabandara."

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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)

John Park

John Park

Guest

Guest Star

Peter Duchin

Peter Duchin

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Alan Cohn

Alan Cohn

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Rickie Layne

Rickie Layne

scheduled guest

Recurring Role

Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman

scheduled guest

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