The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 18

January 11, 1959: Fidel Castro (on film), Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Alan King

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 1959 on CBS
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January 11, 1959: Fidel Castro (on film), Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Alan King
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--On film: Fidel Castro - 25 second clip at beginning of show. Later in show, a 6-minute film is shown: Ed introduces Castro, calls Castro and his soldiers "Revolutionary Youngsters." Film includes appearance by Che Guevara. Ed wishes Castro luck in his revolution.

Guests (appearing live):
--Jason Robards & George Grizzard - perform scene from the Broadway play "The Disenchanted."
--Alan King (comedian, talks about house party directions)
--Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland) - "The Faughan Side"
--Professor Backwards (comedian, talks about Texas, psychiatrists.)
--Victor Julian (animal act) - man with two poodles. After the commercial break the dogs appear in clothing for a "Poodle Fashion Show"
--Helen Halpin - does impressions of Della Reese, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland.
--Francis Brunn (juggler) (listed on transcript as Francis Burn)
--The Gutis (acrobatic-comedy act) - 4-man act (2 of them are wearing ape costumes)
--Tina Louise (cameo, appears with Ed at end of show)

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