The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 16

January 8, 1956

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1956 on CBS
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January 8, 1956
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Music:
--Lily Pons (coloratura soprano, celebrating her 25th year with the Metropolitan Opera) - "The Bell Song" (from Leo Delibes' Lakmé), "O luce di quest'anima" and the "Blue Danube" Waltz.
--Pearl Bailey sings "I'm Tired."
--Al Hibbler performs "11th Hour Melody."
Comedy:
--Myron Cohen (storyteller comedian)
--Joyce Grenfell (British comedienne), in a monologue, plays a society matron standing in a box of dirt so she can experience a new trend known as "Earth Ray Thought Forces."
--Clifford Guest (ventriloquist)
Also appearing:
--Beryl Kaye, Paddy Stone, and Irving Davies (dance trio) - does a modern dance number.
--New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner presents Lily Pons with the city's Certificate Of Merit.

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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)

Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell

Herself

Guest Star

Clifford Guest

Clifford Guest

Himself

Guest Star

Robert F. Wagner Jr.

Robert F. Wagner Jr.

Himself

Guest Star

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

Herself

Recurring Role

Myron Cohen

Myron Cohen

Himself

Recurring Role

Al Hibbler

Al Hibbler

Himself

Recurring Role

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