The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 37

June 3, 1956 : Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 03, 1956 on CBS
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June 3, 1956 : Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis
AIRED:

--Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis reenact acrobatic stunts that they performed in their new movie "Trapeze."
--The studio audience joins Burt and Ed in singing "Happy Birthday" to Tony Curtis.
Music:
--The Four Lovers (musical group, precursor to The Four Seasons) - "Shake a Hand."
--Lily Pons (Metropolitan opera star)
Also appearing:
--Orson Bean (comedian) talks about one of his ancestors and sings a folk song.
--Helen Wood (dancer)
--Benny Fields (veteran vaudeville entertainer)
--Audience bows include the producer and the director of "Trapeze" (probably James Hill and Carol Reed).
Filmed segment:
--Footage of the "Trapeze" movie premiere at Hollywood's Fox Wilshire Theater. Celebrities arriving for the premiere include June Haver and Fred MacMurray, Janet Leigh, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Jeff Chandler, Dave Wood, and Marie Wilson. Tony LaCamera (Boston newspaper columnist) also makes an appearance.

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