The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 15 Episode 18

January 27, 1963: Neil Sedaka; Wayne & Shuster; Janet Blair; Dave Astor; Otto Harbach tribute

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1963 on CBS
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January 27, 1963: Neil Sedaka; Wayne & Shuster; Janet Blair; Dave Astor; Otto Harbach tribute
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Music:
--Neil Sedaka (singing & playing the piano) - medley: "Happy Birthday Sweet 16," "Calendar Girl" & "My Yiddish Mama."
--Janet Blair sings "I Believe In You."
--The Kim Sisters - banjo medley: "Baby Face" & "Bye Bye Blue."
--The Kim Sisters - medley: "A Hundred Million Miracles," "You Are Beautiful," "I Enjoy Being A Girl," "Fan Tan Fannie" and "Grand Avenue."

Otto Harbach Tribute:
--Ed talks about Harbach's recent death and shows a film clip from 1954 of Otto Harbach reciting the lyrics of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."

Comedy:
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a takeoff of "Bonanza" featuring "The Cartwheels."
--Dave Astor (stand-up comedy) - tells jokes about want ads, ugly babies and some of the great leaders of the day.

Also appearing:
--Ballet De Espanol (Flamingo dancers)
--Delage (magician with female assistant)
--Amin Brothers (Egyptian acrobatic balancing act)
--Audience bows: Ronnie Ferraro (jockey from Hileigh)

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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)

Dave Astor

Dave Astor

Himself

Guest Star

Otto Harbach

Otto Harbach

Himself, on film

Guest Star

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka

Himself

Guest Star

The Amin Brothers

The Amin Brothers

Themselves

Recurring Role

Janet Blair

Janet Blair

Herself

Recurring Role

The Kim Sisters

The Kim Sisters

Themselves

Recurring Role

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