The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 18

January 24, 1971: B.J. Thomas, Nancy Ames, Sergio Franchi, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 1971 on CBS
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January 24, 1971: B.J. Thomas, Nancy Ames, Sergio Franchi, Rahsaan Roland Kirk
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Music:
--B.J. Thomas - "No Love At All" & medley of songs ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Most of All" and "I Just Can't Help Believing").
--B.J. Thomas & Nancy Ames - "Your Song."
--Nancy Ames sings "Lady Love" & "Heaven Help Us All."
--Rahsaan Roland Kirk (jazz musician) - "Haitian Fight Song" (with other jazz musicians including Charlie Mingus, Charles McGee, Dick Griffin, Henry (Pete) Pearson, and Joe Texidor).
--Sergio Franchi - "Close to You" and "No Man is an Island."
Comedy:
--Godfrey Cambridge (comedian) - tells jokes about air conditioning and race relations.
Also appearing:
--Peter Gennaro (dancer, with 6 back-up dancers) - "Impossible Dream."
--Jim O'Brian (football player) talks with Ed, then does a football demonstration with Ed holding the football.
--Godfrey Cambridge (comedian)
--Audience bows: Rachel Roberts, Kathleen Carroll and Karen Black.
Filmed segments:
--1970 New York Film Critics Awards banquet shown with footage of Gene Hackman, Maureen Stapleton, Andy Warhol, Chief Dan George and Glenda Jackson. Movie clips shown: "Five Easy Pieces" (scene with Karen Black), "Little Big Man" (scene with Chief Dan George), "Women In Love" (clip with Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed), "Patton" (clip with George C. Scott), and scene from "Five Easy Pieces" (with Jack Nicholson).

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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)

B.J. Thomas

B.J. Thomas

Himself

Guest Star

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Himself

Guest Star

Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge

Himself

Guest Star

Nancy Ames

Nancy Ames

Herself

Recurring Role

Sergio Franchi

Sergio Franchi

Himself

Recurring Role

Peter Gennaro

Peter Gennaro

Himself

Recurring Role

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