The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 39

June 17, 1956: All-Army Talent Show

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 17, 1956 on CBS
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June 17, 1956: All-Army Talent Show
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The Annual All-Army Talent Show
Guests:
--Charlie Applewhite, Richard Hayes and Gary Crosby - "This Is The Army" (All three singers were Army privates at the time).
-- Ertel & Scott (piano duet) - "The Man I Love."
--Field Artillery Gospel Singers - "You Better Run."
--The Polka Dots (clarinet polka) - "Chicken Polka."
--Pete Palmer - "Granada."
--The Four Gleemen (vocal quartet) - "Down On 33rd & 3rd."
--Trampoline Act (2 people leap through flaming hoops)
--Roger Lehman (tap dancer) - "I've Got Rhythm."
--Les Garcons De Paris - sing "C'est Si Bon."
--Hip Cat Hillbillies - sing "We're Getting Out."
--Tamtettes (5 man jazz combo, wearing shades & berets) - unknown song.
--Gen. John A. Klein introduces Secretary of the Army Brucker
--William Brucker presents Army plaque to Ed. New army flag unveiled.
Finale: Army Drill Team (at attention) - "The Army Goes Rolling Along."

Audience bows:
--News correspondents:Joe Wilkes, Hal Boyle, Larry Laseur, Walter Cronkite, Charlie Lynch, Charlie Bain, Walt Peters, and Bill Higgenbotten.
--Additional audience bows: Sam Levenson, Vera Ellen, Jim Kahn, Brian Field (horse race announcer), Harry Lunger, and Lionel Shapiro.

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      • The "Tamtettes" were:
        Pfc. John A. Alexander of Miami, Fl.
        Sp2. Allen E. Green of Grand Rapids, Michigan
        Sfc. William L. Place of Evansville, Indiana
        Sp3. Paul B. Moonan of Rochester, NY
        Sgt. Daniel Brown of Baltimore, MD

      • The "Four Gleeman" were:
        Capt. Warner M. Paul of Akron,Ohio
        Pvt. John F.Ransom,Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.
        Pvt. Cullen C. Wheelis,Jr. of Waco, Texas
        Pvt. James L. Burns of Altoona, Pa.

      • ErnieD added the following:
        The "Polka Dots" was a novelty instrumental group and they were:
        SP3 Peter S. Poponiak of Kupmont, Pa.
        SP3 David J. Heinrich of Wilmington, Del.
        PFC Richard S. Midura of Chicopee, Ma.

      • tonyoscar1 added the following:
        "I was one of the trampolinists who jumped through flaming hoops."

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