The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 13 Episode 18

February 12, 1961: Henry Fonda, Peggy Lee, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Paul Anka

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 1961 on CBS
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February 12, 1961: Henry Fonda, Peggy Lee, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Paul Anka
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Music:
--Peggy Lee sings "Winter Weather," "Why Don't You Do Right?" and 1 more song.
--Paul Anka (singer) - "The Story of My Love," "Somebody Loves Me" and "My Funny Valentine."
--The Wanderers (doo wop vocal quartet) sings "Shad Rack" and an Israeli song "Where Can I Go?"
Comedy:
--Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (comedians)
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
Also appearing:
--Henry Fonda (actor) - reads two Abraham Lincoln speeches: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his farewell speech at Springfield.
--Claude Thompson and Carmen de Lavallade (modern dancers) - perform John Butler's conception of "Willow Weep for Me."
--Tony Risso (musician, introduced as a "one man band") - plays a novelty musical instrument: an air pump with balloon attached.
--The Martelli Trio (comedic acrobatic dancers from France)
--Audience bows: Jimmy Durante & his wife Margie Little.

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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)

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Himself

Guest Star

Carmen De Lavallade

Carmen De Lavallade

Guest

Guest Star

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante

Himself, audience bow

Guest Star

Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Himself

Recurring Role

Myron Cohen

Myron Cohen

Himself

Recurring Role

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Himself

Recurring Role

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