The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 17

January 19, 1958

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 1958 on CBS
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January 19, 1958

--The Kirby Stone Quartet - "It's A Really Big Show" (performed with Ed Sullivan at opening of show)
--The Kirby Stone Quartet - "S'wonderful" (comic version about two snakes.)
--Dario Cassini (operatic tenor) - "Could My Heart Still Be Beating?"
--Valerie Clark - "You're The Greatest."
--The Coquettes (vocal and instrumental quartet) - "Yacca Do Ray Do Ray."
--Julie Wilson - "I've Got To Sing" and "All The Way."
--Clifford Guest (ventriloquist) - Dummy trapped in suitcase bit. Clifford Guest re-appears later in show pretending to hold a baby in his arms, making crying noises, belches.
Also appearing:
--Filmed segment: In Rome, Mario Lanza talks to Ed about the film "7 Hills of Rome." This is followed by a clip of Lanza singing "Arrivaderci Roma."
--Marisa Allasio (Italian actress from "7 Hills of Rome") - appears on stage with Ed.
--Ballet De Florence & Frederick (3 men and woman dance troupe) - ballet dance. Later in show, wearing primitive costumes, do a "voodoo dance" where natives sacrifice a maiden.
--Harrison and Kossi (ice skaters) - skate to "Midnight In Paris." Also, re-appear later in show.
--See Hee Family - (family from Formosa, plate spinners) - family spins plates on poles. man spinning plates bends backwards, picks up glass in mouth.
--Diro Brothers (two jugglers) - spin and balance sticks, juggle, and spin hats with sticks.
--Audience bows: Jimmy Fow (Philadelphia Athletics ball player); Georges Cotari (French actor); Helen Gallagher (actress); Robert Strauss (from "Stalag 17"); Richard Nay ("Stalag 17" producer); Louis Belsen ("Stalag 17" composer); Jean Carter (1958 Maid Of Cotton); Lt. Col. Ruby L. Bradley (Army's most decorated nurse); Donald S. Charles (Chief of Fire Chiefs); and Romy Schneider (actress).


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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