The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 13

December 13, 1959: Dorothy Dandridge, Brook Benton, Sophie Tucker, The Ames Brothers

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 1959 on CBS
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December 13, 1959: Dorothy Dandridge, Brook Benton, Sophie Tucker, The Ames Brothers
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Music:
--Dorothy Dandridge (actress-singer) - "What Is This Thing Called Love" & "Baby Baby All The Time."
--Brook Benton - "This Time Of Year."
--David Seville with Alvin & The Chipmunks (Bunin Puppets). The Chipmunks sing "Yankee Doodle," "Chipmunk Song" & "Alvin's Harmonica."
--The Ames Brothers sing a Christmas medley.
--Sophie Tucker - "The Beat Generation" & "Take A Step In The Right Direction."
Also appearing:
--Channing Pollack (magician does sleight of hand with doves).
--Tu Shiu Ni (also spelled Tu-Siu-Ni) (novelty plate spinning act).
--Antone & Curtis (comedy team doing a Western duelists skit with Ed as part of the act).
Audience bows: Captain Gerhard Schwede & Captain Mark Hearn; Hy Gardner (journalist)

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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)

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Herself

Guest Star

Brook Benton

Brook Benton

Himself

Guest Star

Channing Pollack

Channing Pollack

Guest

Guest Star

David Seville

David Seville

Himself

Recurring Role

The Ames Brothers

The Ames Brothers

Themselves

Recurring Role

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Herself

Recurring Role

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