The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 17 Episode 12

December 13, 1964: Robert Preston, Stiller & Meara, Alan King, The Fabulous Echoes, Anita Bryant

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 1964 on CBS
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December 13, 1964: Robert Preston, Stiller & Meara, Alan King, The Fabulous Echoes, Anita Bryant
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Music:
--Robert Preston sings "Half the Battle" (in a scene from the Broadway musical "Ben Franklin In Paris").
--Anita Bryant sings "Fly Me to the Moon."
--The Fabulous Echoes (Asian surf band, vocal & instrumental group) - "This Land Is Your Land," "Heart of Gold" and "It Won't Be Long."
--Daniele Barioni (Italian tenor) - "Nessun Dorma" (aria from the opera "Turandot")

Comedy:
--Stiller & Meara (comedy duo) - a visit with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole.
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)
--Alan King (comedian) - talks about the Christmas season.

Also appearing:
--Marquis Chimps (trained animal act) - imitate the Beatles performing "She Loves You."
--Con Conwally (balancing knife act)
--Audience bow: Julie Harris (actress, with clip from "Member of the Wedding").
--Audience bow: Frank Gifford
--Audience bows: Y. A. Tittle (New York Giants quarterback) and Tittle's two young sons.

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Robert Preston

Robert Preston

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Guest Star

Julie Harris (I)

Julie Harris (I)

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Con Conwally

Con Conwally

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Arthur Worsley

Arthur Worsley

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Anita Bryant

Anita Bryant

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Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

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