The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 25

March 8, 1959: Fred MacMurray, Jane Russell, David Seville, Samuel Goldwyn (on film)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 1959 on CBS
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March 8, 1959: Fred MacMurray, Jane Russell, David Seville, Samuel Goldwyn (on film)
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Music:
--Chris Barber & His Jazz Band - "Petit Fleur" (performed while Ed announces guests) and "Diga Diga Doo."
--Jane Russell and her brother Kevin - sing a Gospel medley: "(Give Me That) Old-Time Religion" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."
--David Seville and the Chipmunks (with the Chipmunks played by puppets) - "Alvin's Harmonica."
--Joe E. Howard (vaudevillian) and his son Joe E. Howard Jr. - sing a medley of Joe E. Howard Sr.'s songs: "Hello! Ma Baby," "There's Nothing Like A Good Old Song," "Honeymoon" and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now."
Comedy:
--Jan Murray (comedian)
--Shecky Greene (comedian)
--Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - sketch set in a tailor shop.
--Fred MacMurray (movie actor) - appears on stage with the dog from "The Shaggy Dog," followed by a clip from the movie.
Also appearing:
--The Schaller Brothers (comedy trampoline act)
--The Martin Brothers (acrobats) - act with flaming clubs.
--Audience bows include Claire Ruth (widow of Babe Ruth), Edith Head (Hollywood costume designer), and Van Heflin (actor), the general manager of "Bo-Wee," and an American Legion member from Oklahoma.
--On film: Highlights from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards. Samuel Goldwyn and Ed Sullivan present award an to Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (filmmaker from India). 20th-Fox producer Buddy Adler presents the Cecil B. DeMille award to Maurice Chevalier. David Niven receives an award for his film performance in "Separate Tables."

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Bern Bennett

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Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Fred MacMurray

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Jane Russell

Jane Russell

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Kevin Russell

Kevin Russell

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Shecky Greene

Shecky Greene

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Jan Murray

Jan Murray

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David Seville

David Seville

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