The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 43

July 20, 1958: US Army Talent Show

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 20, 1958 on CBS
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July 20, 1958: US Army Talent Show

Sullivan's 5th Annual U.S. Army talent show.
Civilian guests:
--Teresa Brewer (vocalist, guest host) sings "I Think the World of You" and "Pickle Up a Doodle."
--Jack Carter (comedian) - performs a comedy monologue.

Army talent (winning acts from talent contests held all over the world):
--Pfc. Constantine Cassolas (opera tenor, from Brooklyn, NY) sings an aria from "La Tosca."
--Pvt. John Erwin (impressionist, 8th Inf. Div.) - demonstrates how Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" would sound if Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger and John Wayne played the lead role.
--Pfc. Walter A. Kopycinski (guitarist, from Pittsburgh, PA).
--Pfc. Jack Larson (singer, stationed in Seoul, Korea).
--Pfc. James Mosby (vocalist, from Pittsburgh, PA).
--Pfc Thomas Politis (organist, of the Second Army) (from Kingston, PA) - performs "The Lady Is a Tramp."
--The Birk Twins (acrobatic dancers Pfc Edward J. and Pfc John E. Birk, of the Fifth Army) (both from Conemaugh, PA).
--The Kavanaugh Twins (singers-dancers, Pvt. Myles T. and Pvt. Leonard, of the Sixth Army) (both from North Hollywood, CA).
--The Circle A Trio (country and western group) made up of Sfc. Horace Burns (from Knoxville, Tenn.), Sgt. Ervin C. Elswick (from Cromona, Kentucky) and Sgt. Thomas H. Parker (from Kannapolis, NC).
--The Cold Cuts (instrumental group from Ft. McPherson, GA) with Sp-1 Cpl. Ernest D. Calla (from Boston, MA), Pfc. Howard M. Garfin (Flushing, NY), Pfc. John Guthman Stowe, VT), Pfc. Stan Kletkewics (Philadelphia, PA) and Pfc. Robert Runion (Bluefield, WV).
--The Drum Feudders featuring Pfc. Jose Escobosa (from Canoga Park, CA) and Pfc. Marshall Danield (Phoenix, AZ).
--The Eighth Infantry Bullets (rifle team).
--The Four Fifths (musicians, Sixth Army) with Sp 2 Charles J. Revelos (from Middleton, Ohio), Sp 2 William M. Beldin (Watertown, NY), Sp. 3 Richard T. Bowen (New York City), and Sp. 3 Thomas P. Dee (Philadelphia, PA).
--The Keynotes with Sp 3 Billy L. Dowle (of Jackson, MS), Pfc. Marvin O. Blihovde (Coon Valley, Wisconsin) and Pfc. Joseph W. Brunner (Memphis, TN).
--The Melodaires II (vocal group) composed of Sp 3 Eugene Simpson (from Bladenboro, NC), Sfc. Samual Bailum (Brooklyn, NY), Sp. 2 Boyd Dounveor (Washington, DC), and Pfc. Norman Anderson (Uleda, PA).
--The Second U.S. Army Chorus, directed by Rinaldo Massimino.


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