The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 15

December 21, 1958

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 21, 1958 on CBS
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December 21, 1958
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1958 Christmas Show.
--Jose Ferrer and Lois Smith (actors)- perform a scene from their Broadway play "Edwin Booth."
Music:
--Rise Stevens - medley of Christmas carols ("Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," and "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful").
--David Seville & The Chipmunks - "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)."
--Luis Mariano (Spanish-born singer) - "Maman La Plus Belle Du Monde."
--Betty Johnson sings a Christmas medley ("White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town").
Comedy:
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - "CinderElvis," a comedy sketch with Thelma Pelish, Mort Marshall, Jack Merigold, and Sid Raymond.
Also appearing:
--Dick Button (champion ice skater) - performs from the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
--On-stage bows: Charlie Conerly (New York Giants quarterback), Johnny Unitas (Baltimore Colts quarterback), and Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns fullback).
--Bob Considine (newspaper columnist) reads "If I Were A King" from his book "Christmas Stocking."
--Cameo: Jim Brown is presented an award for 'Outstanding Player Of The Year.'
Filmed segment:
--On film: A scene from the MGM film "Tom Thumb" starring Russ Tamblyn. Following the clip (also on film?), the film's director, George Pal, shrinks Ed down to 5 1/2 inches.

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