The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 16 Episode 13

December 29, 1963: Hank Williams Jr.; Janet Blair; Jerry Vale; The Kim Sisters; Otto Preminger (cameo)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 29, 1963 on CBS
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December 29, 1963: Hank Williams Jr.; Janet Blair; Jerry Vale; The Kim Sisters; Otto Preminger (cameo)
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Music:
--Hank Williams, Jr. - medley of Hank Williams Sr. songs ("On The Bayou," "Your Cheatin' Heart" "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Lonesome Blues").
--Janet Blair sings "Some People" (from 'Gypsy') and "And This Is My Beloved" (from 'Kismet').
--Jerry Vale (singer) - medley of Italian songs including "O Solo Mio" and "Mama."
--The Kim Sisters - 'Al Jolson' medley ("Swanee," "Mammy," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "April Showers," "California Here I Come" and "Toot-Toot Tootsie").
--The Kim Sisters - "The Mysterious East."

Comedy:
--Twice Over Nightly, Upstairs At The Downstairs (New York nightclub revue) - troupe (which includes Paul Dooley, Jane Connell and Dick Liberti) parody people's excuses for arriving late for work.
--Billy Reed (Vaudeville novelty act) - plays "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" on dinnerware (that gradually breaks apart as he keeps playing).

Also appearing:
--Audience bow: movie director Otto Preminger (appearance follows a clip from his movie "The Cardinal").
--The Maxwells (2-man pantomime & balancing act) - one man balances wicker boxes on his feet while the other climbs atop the boxes.
--Cameo: Paul Davis (football coach).
--The Pusztai Troupe(6 or 7-man acrobatic troupe from Hungary).
--Rene Lavand (illusionist) - does one-handed card tricks.

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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)

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger

Himself, audience bow

Guest Star

The Maxwells

The Maxwells

Themselves

Guest Star

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.

Himself

Guest Star

Jerry Vale

Jerry Vale

Himself

Recurring Role

Janet Blair

Janet Blair

Herself

Recurring Role

The Kim Sisters

The Kim Sisters

scheduled guests

Recurring Role

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