The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 19 Episode 15

December 18, 1966: Count Basie, Diahann Carroll, Totie Fields, London Lee

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 18, 1966 on CBS
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December 18, 1966: Count Basie, Diahann Carroll, Totie Fields, London Lee
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Music:
--Diahann Carroll sings "Am I Blue?"
--Count Basie and his Orchestra perform "Jingle Bells."
--Tony Sandler and Ralph Young perform a medley of Christmas songs.
--On film: Cam Ranh Choraleers (enlisted men and women serving in Vietnam) sing Christmas songs.
--Little Angels of Korea (Korean girl band and dancers)
Dance:
--Michael Smuin and Paula Tracy (dancers from the American Ballet Theater)
--Peter Gennaro (dressed as Santa Claus) does a Christmas dance routine with 8 little girls.
Comedy:
--Totie Fields (comedian)
--London Lee (comedian)
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
Also appearing:
--The Martin Brothers (comic jugglers) - includes blindfolded man juggling flaming torches.
--Cameos: Dick Tiger (boxer) and Ted Owens (basketball coach)
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    I was a member of the Cam Ranh Choraleers when this episode was taped in Vietnam. I have never seen it and want to. Can anyone help?
Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

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Tony Sandler

Tony Sandler

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Ralph Young

Ralph Young

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Count Basie

Count Basie

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Totie Fields

Totie Fields

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Peter Gennaro

Peter Gennaro

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