The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 33

May 12, 1957: U.S. Navy Talent Show

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 12, 1957 on CBS
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May 12, 1957: U.S. Navy Talent Show

1957 U.S. Navy Talent Show

Civilian guests:
--Bob and Ray (comedy team) - baseball player interview.
--Harvey Stone (comedian) - monologue about military life.
--Jack Dempsey (former heavyweight boxing champion)
--Willy Hartack (jockey)
--Cameo: Tommy Sands (singer)
--Audience bows: Clyde Beatty (circus impresario), Sonny Fox (actor), and Tony and Sally De Marco (dancers).

Navy & Marine Corps. Talent (selected from various U.S. Military bases):
--The 4 Palms (Hasker Nelson, James Jackson, Louis Faison and Nathaniel Thomas) - "Bim Bam Boom."
--Thomas F. Johnson (singer)
--Robert Emmett Rodifer (pantomimist-comedian) - lip-syncs to record.
--Danny White (singer & trumpet player) - "Don't Take Your Love from Me" and "Freight Train."
--Dave Clemens & Jane Johnson - "If I Loved You" duet.
--The Playboys (music & comedy quartet with Philip Aaholm, John Hunt, James West and Paul M. Bolman)
--Michael Driscoll (tenor soloist) - "(Come Back to) Sorento."
--The Malletmen (marimba duo of Dale E. Barrett and George Ward Jr.)
--Pete Porcella and Walter Procanyn (accordion duo) - "Lady of Spain."
--Harry Kehr, MUSN (of Cape May, NJ) and William Hrynkiw (of Wilkes-Barre, PA) - vocal-instrumental novelty act.
--Raymond G.A. Pelletier (ventriloquist)
--Loni Mass sings "Dancing On The Ceiling."
--Ralph Grasso (guitarist)
--The Shipmate Varieties perform "We're The Navy."

Also appearing?
--The Jumpin’ Jacks (instrumental group with Larry Terwilliger, Jim Wallace, Joe Valenti and Garry Weed)


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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