The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 17

January 10, 1960: Wayne & Shuster (guest hosts), Frankie Avalon, Birgit Nilsson, Earl Grant

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 10, 1960 on CBS
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January 10, 1960: Wayne & Shuster (guest hosts), Frankie Avalon, Birgit Nilsson, Earl Grant
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Comedy:
--Wayne And Shuster (comedy team, appearing as guest hosts) - sketch: an interview with "Arctic expert" Professor Vain Gartner.
Music:
--Frankie Avalon - "Look What One Kiss Can Do" & "Why?"
--Peter Palmer (star of movie "Li'l Abner") - "They Call the Wind Mariah" and "Shadrack, Meshack, Abednigo."
--Birgit Nilsson (Swedish opera star) - "Vissi D'arte" and "When I Was 14" (a Swedish folk song).
--Susan Barrett sings "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" & does impressions of Hermione Gingold, Patti Page, and Eartha Kitt.
--Earl Grant (singer & organist) - "The Birth Of The Blues" (with drummer, trumpeter & orchestra).
Also appearing:
--Kalanag (or Calamac) (illusionist-magician) - does levitation trick. Later in show does "woman in box" trick & makes car disappear.
--Norwegian Festival Dancers (Festival Company of Norway) - "The Haling Dance."

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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)

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

Himself

Guest Star

Peter Palmer

Peter Palmer

Himself

Guest Star

Wayne and Shuster

Wayne and Shuster

Themselves, guest hosts

Guest Star

Earl Grant

Earl Grant

Himself

Recurring Role

Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson

Herself

Recurring Role

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