The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 41

June 28, 1959: Duke Ellington, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Jean Carroll, Tina Robin

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 28, 1959 on CBS
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June 28, 1959: Duke Ellington, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Jean Carroll, Tina Robin
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Music:
--Lloyd Price and his orchestra - "Personality."
--Duke Ellington performs "Happy Anatomy" (which Ellington composed for the movie "Anatomy of a Murder") and "Flirtibird."
--Frankie Avalon sings "A Boy without a Girl" & "That's Jazz."
--The Louis Armstrong Band (without Louis) - play an unidentified song.
--Tina Robin sings "Splish Splash" and "Hound Dog."
--Little, Dane and Mason (vocal comedy trio of Chuck Liotta, Vince Callaci, and Herb Magidson) sing "That's A Plenty" and "Fugue for Tinhorns."
Comedy:
--Jean Carroll (comedienne) - talks about her teenage daughter, teen dating, and modern times in her comedy monologue.
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Velvel & Irving) - do a beatnik routine with a puppet harassing Ed.
Also appearing:
--Ingemar Johansson (boxer from Sweden) - new Heavyweight Boxing Champion demonstrates his knockout punch.
--The Modern Jazz Dancers (troupe from Italy).
--La Chunga (flamenco dancer with her dance troupe).
--Eric Brenn (plate spinner).
--Audience bows: Fred Astaire (movie star), Otto Preminger (director of the film "Anatomy of a Murder"), and Joseph N. Welch (actor, played Judge Weaver in "Anatomy of a Murder").

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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)

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Himself, audience bow

Guest Star

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

Himself

Guest Star

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger

Himself

Guest Star

Rickie Layne

Rickie Layne

Himself

Recurring Role

Jean Carroll

Jean Carroll

Herself

Recurring Role

Eric Brenn

Eric Brenn

Himself

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