The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 15

Charlton Heston / Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane / Leon Bibb

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 27, 1959 on CBS
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Charlton Heston / Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane / Leon Bibb
AIRED:

--Charlton Heston reads excerpts from "The Five Books of Moses," a dramatic Biblical reading on The Creation, while a choir sings in the background.
Music:
--Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Sinner Man."
--Abbe Lane sings I Enjoy Being A Girl" & "Witchcraft."
--Xavier Cugat & band - "Hallelujah" and "Warsaw Concerto."
--Phil Ford & Mimi Hines (husband & wife musical-comedy team) sing "What A Thrill," "Pretty Baby" & "Someone To Watch Over Me."
--Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Pretty Eyed Baby."
Also:
--Trio Szekly (2 men & 1 woman contortionist act).
--On film: A clip from the 1959 movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
--This show opens with a film clip, originally shown July 26, 1959, with Ed and Charlton Heston riding a chariot on the "Ben Hur" movie set.

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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)

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Himself, on film

Guest Star

Mimi Hines

Mimi Hines

Herself

Guest Star

Dick Contino

Dick Contino

Himself

Guest Star

Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat

Himself

Recurring Role

Abbe Lane

Abbe Lane

Herself

Recurring Role

Leon Bibb

Leon Bibb

Himself

Recurring Role

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