The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 26

March 15, 1959: St. Patrick's Day Show w/Edward Mulhare, Myron Cohen, Paul O'Keefe, Pat Rooney Sr.

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March 15, 1959: St. Patrick's Day Show w/Edward Mulhare, Myron Cohen, Paul O'Keefe, Pat Rooney Sr.
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Live segments:
--Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian) - tells a few Irish tales.
--George M. Cohan, Jr. (song-and-dance man) sings "Mary."
--Edward Mulhare (Irish actor) sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" & "Let A Woman In Your Life."
--Edward Mulhare and Pamela Charles (actors, from Broadway's "My Fair Lady") are interviewed by Ed.
--Pat Rooney Sr. (vaudevillian) - performs an Irish clog dance.
--Paul O'Keefe (seven-year-old actor, from Broadway's "The Music Man") sings "Dear Old Donegal."
--The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club - perform a medley of Irish songs.
--Liam Devally - "The Gentle Maiden" (traditional Irish folk ballad).

Segments filmed in Ireland:
--Robert Briscoe (former Lord Mayor of Dublin) takes viewers on a tour of Dublin.
--Ed talks with Irish Prime Minister Eamon De Valera.
--Joe Lynch - "Cockles and Mussels."
--Maureen Potter (Irish comedian) - stand-up comic baby routine.
--Deirdre O'Callaghan, Therese Hayes and Peggy Mullaney (harp trio) - "Castle of Dromore"
--Ed kisses the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
--The Harmonichords (trio of young harmonica players) - "Danny Boy."
--The Lily Comerford Irish Steppers - do traditional Irish jigs.
--Cor Cois Laoi Cork Choir (75 singers, a.k.a. The Corkish Glee Club) - "Bells of Shandon."
--Plus, scenes from the new James Cagney movie "Shake Hands with the Devil," which was filmed in Ireland.

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Bern Bennett

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Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

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Art Hannes

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Robert Briscoe

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George M. Cohan Jr.

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