The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 23

March 2, 1958

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 1958 on CBS
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March 2, 1958
AIRED:

--Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (movie actor) talks with Ed Sullivan.
Music:
--Joe Franklin and The Hi-Liters (Rockabilly group) - "Rock Heart" (correct song title?)
--Georges Guetary (French singer) - "A Shine On My Shoes"
--Betty Johnson (singer & puppeteer) - "The Little Blue Man."
--Bob Cox, Betty Johnson and the Johnson Family (Gospel singers) perform "Old Time Religion" and "Standing In The Need Of Prayer."
--The Bonny Sisters (listed as a "vocal & acrobatic trio from Denmark")
Comedy:
--Charlie Manna (singing comedian)
--Jean Carroll (comedienne) - does a stand-up routine with "domestic" humor.
--Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist)
Also appearing:
--Dick Button (ice skater) - appears in a skating segment broadcast from Rockefeller Center's ice-rink.
--Tommy Hunt and the Smokey Mountain Cloggers (troupe of 16 clog dancers from North Carolina) - dance to the song "Corn Break, Molasses and Sassafras Tea."
--Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentinian Formula One auto racer) is interviewed via a translator. (A week earlier, while in Cuba, Fangio was kidnapped by rebels who held him captive for 29 hours.)
--Cameo: Jack Dempsey shakes Fangio's hand.
--Lottie Brunn (circus juggler)
--General Alfred M. Gruenther (1957-64 president of the American Red Cross) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.
--Audience bows: 4-H Club Achievement Awards recipients Karyl Ann Benson (girl winner) and Doran Bollman (boy winner).
--Audience bows: Erstein Coldwell and Tina Louis (Tina Louise?).

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Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

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Art Hannes

Art Hannes

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The Bonnie Sisters

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

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Georges Guetary

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Jean Carroll

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Charlie Manna

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