The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 39

June 17, 1956: All-Army Talent Show

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 17, 1956 on CBS
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June 17, 1956: All-Army Talent Show

The Annual All-Army Talent Show
--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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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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