The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 23

February 28, 1960: Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Della Reese, Senor Wences, Corbett Monica

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 1960 on CBS
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February 28, 1960: Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Della Reese, Senor Wences, Corbett Monica
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Music:
--Bobby Darin - Oh My Darling, Clementine" and a medley ("By Myself" and "When Your Lover Has Gone").
--Connie Francis sings "What Would Al Jolson Say About Rock 'N' Roll" (a medley of Al Jolson tunes, with updated lyrics: "You Made Me Love You, Swanee," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody," "My Mammy," "Toot, Toot Tootsie Goodbye," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" and "You Made Me Love You").
--Della Reese - "Blue Skies" and "Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)."
Dance:
--Noel Adams (dancer) - does a "Modeling for Artists" routine.
Comedy:
--Senior Wences (ventriloquist) - a "Turn The Page" routine using big book as prop.
--Corbett Monica (comedian) - monologue about married life.
--Ken Murray and Marie Wilson (music and comedy act) - do a few jokes about Sullivan, then sing a humorous song. Later in the show, they lip-sych to a Louis Prima and Keely Smith record, with Ken as Keely and Marie playing Louis.
--Antone & Curtis (comedy team) - do song impressions.

Finale:
--This episode ends with a spoof of International TV with the guests singing songs in different languages: "Mack the Knife" (sung in French by Bobbby Darin), Della Reese singing a song in Italian, and "Who's Sorry Now" (by Connie Francis in Swedish). Finale ends with Connie Francis, Bobby Darin, Della Reese, Ken Murray, and Marie Wilson singing "International Show."
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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

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Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

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Senor Wences

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Ken Murray

Ken Murray

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Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin

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Connie Francis

Connie Francis

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Della Reese

Della Reese

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