The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 11

December 7, 1969: 5th Dimension, Imogene Coca, Ferrante & Teicher, Richard Tucker

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 1969 on CBS
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December 7, 1969: 5th Dimension, Imogene Coca, Ferrante & Teicher, Richard Tucker
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Music:
--The 5th Dimension sing "Wedding Bell Blues" and a medley ("People Got to Be Free" & musical version of the Declaration of Independence).
--The 5th Dimension sing "Happy Birthday" to Rudolph Friml (the oldest member of ASCAP).
--Ferrante & Teicher (two pianists) - theme from "Midnight Cowboy."
--Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - "Put On A Happy Face" & "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)."
--Richard Tucker (Metropolitan tenor wearing clown suit) - sings the aria from the opera "Pagliacci."
Comedy:
--Imogene Coca - in a comedy routine, plays a shopper who is forced into Hippie garb by an aggressive sales woman.
--Ron Carey (stand-up routine) - topic: Catholic football team.
Also appearing:
--Burch Mann's Ballet America (twelve dancers)
--Feller Brothers & Dodo (high wire act from West Berlin)
--Audience bows: Irene Papas, Yves Montand, Irving Rudd & Mrs. Bob Gibson, and a group of wounded Vietnam veterans.
CBS repeated this show on August 2, 1970.
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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)

Ferrante and Teicher

Ferrante and Teicher

Themselves

Guest Star

Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker

Himself

Guest Star

Imogene Coca

Imogene Coca

Herself

Guest Star

5th Dimension

5th Dimension

Themselves

Recurring Role

Ralph Young

Ralph Young

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Recurring Role

Tony Sandler

Tony Sandler

Himself

Recurring Role

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