The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 16

January 6, 1957: Elvis Presley (3rd appearance), Carol Burnett, Sugar Ray Robinson

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 1957 on CBS
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January 6, 1957: Elvis Presley (3rd appearance), Carol Burnett, Sugar Ray Robinson
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Music:
--Elvis Presley (3rd appearance) performs "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Too Much," "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" and "Peace in the Valley."
--Lonnie Satin - "I Believe" (from "Cotton Club")
--Leny Eversong (from San Paulo, Brazil) sings "El Cumbanchero" and "Cante Afre Cubano" (powerful gutsy female singer).

Comedy:
--Carol Burnett (stand-up comedy) - portrays different types of singers auditioning: a nervous girl singing "Paper Moon" & an overly confident woman singing "I Feel A Song Coming On."
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist) - dummy recites the alphabet.
--The Six Gutis (comedy acrobatic act from Germany; clowns, men in gorillas suits)

Also appearing:
--Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - after losing title fight, is interviewed by Sullivan. In jest, Ed shows Robinson how to box.
--Nancy Crompton (dancer, does hyper ballet)
--Bory & Bor (novelty act) - sight gag: a man is wearing a costume which makes him looks like 2 people dancing.
--Audience bows: Don Budge, Jackie Robinson (newly retired), Gene Ward, Jimmy Lannon

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  • 200,000 Hungarians refugees can't be wrong!!

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    Known in the US and in most of the Western world for being the only time, out of Presley's 3 appearances on this show, when he was ACTUALLY photographed from the waist up, this episode became, as the years went by, nevertheless also known especially in the then Soviet Union and in the member countries of the Warsaw Pact, as the one containing the appeal initiated by Presley and backed by Sullivan for Elvis' millions of fans watching to send immediate and urgent aid, via the International Red Cross, to the approx. 200,000 refugees fleeing Hungary after the series of Soviet invasions of their country, the first mounted on October 24, 1956. The appeal and dedication, was famously made by Sullivan, with Presley as per his own request, off camera and just before the last commercial, after which Presley sang the African American gospel ""Peace in the Valley" . The response by Elvis' fans and their parents was truly overwhelming, with the IRC headquartered in Geneva, receiving some 26 million Swiss Francs in donations, in less than 11 months, or US$6 million, the equivalent of US$49.6 million in today's dollars (2015 adjusted for inflation) . The aid, in turn, was later distributed by the IRC through perishables like Army food rations as well as non perishables in both London and Vienna, the two cities where the bulk of those refugees settled for life. Some non perishables were still operational and in use in the year 2000. In 2012, in fact, Presley was posthumously made a citizen of Hungary, and a park facing the Margret Bridge named after him, by the Mayor of Budapest as a gesture of appreciatonmoreless
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)

The Jordanaires

The Jordanaires

Themselves

Guest Star

Nanci Crompton

Nanci Crompton

Herself

Guest Star

Lonnie Satin

Lonnie Satin

Guest

Guest Star

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Himself

Recurring Role

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Herself

Recurring Role

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson

Himself

Recurring Role

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