The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 40

June 24, 1956: 8th Anniversary Show

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 24, 1956 on CBS

Episode Recap

Guests (8th Anniversary show):
--Ethel Merman, Shelley Winters, Ruth Gordon and Sam Levy sing "Sullivan for Me."
--Teresa Brewer sings a medley of"Music! Music! Music!" "Till I Waltz Again With You," "Ricochet" and "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl."
--Ronald Reagan, Natalie Wood, Robert Walker, Walt Disney, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sing "Happy Anniversary" in a tribute to Sullivan.
--Kate Smith sings a medley: "Live til I Die," "I Hear a Rhapsody" and "World on a String."
--Jack Paar (stand-up comedy routine) - mail order skit.
--Phil Silvers with the Sgt. Bilko cast - sings a tribute to Ed.
--Harry Belafonte - "Jamaica Farewell," "Hold 'Em Joe" & "Lemme Go, Melda Marcy" (Note: another source listed the songs as "Take My Mother Home" and "Jamaica Farewell").
--Gregory Peck - previews next week's show.
--Louis Armstrong - surprises Ed and sings "Happy Birthday."
--UCLA sports all-stars
--The Klausen Bears (Klauson's Bears) - animal act, bear rides bike.

Scheduled guests (not mentioned on transcript):
--Susan Hayward
--Abbott and Costello
--Red Skelton
--Eddie Cantor
--Tab Hunter

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