The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 14 Episode 36

May 20, 1962: Peggy Lee, Jackie Robinson, Slappy White, The Brothers Four, Georgie Kay

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 20, 1962 on CBS
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May 20, 1962: Peggy Lee, Jackie Robinson, Slappy White, The Brothers Four, Georgie Kay
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Music:
--Peggy Lee - medley: "The Sweetest Sounds," "I'll Get By," "I'll Believe In You" and "New York City Blues."
--The Brothers Four (folk singers) - "This Train" and "This Land Is Your Land."
--Martha Perez (mezzo-soprano opera singer from Cuba) - sings a medley of Cuban songs.
--Louis Prima appears on stage and plays trumpet.

Comedy:
--Slappy White (stand up comedian) - Various topics.
--Georgie Kay (stand-up comedian) - routine about ladies meeting for lunch.
--Elliot Reed (comedian impersonating JFK at news conference)

Also appearing:
--Jackie Robinson (baseball great) - appears on stage with Ed and gives batting tips.
--Hugh Lambert & his Dancers - four couples dance the "Masquerade" waltz.
--The Five Verdus / Los Verdu (balancing act from West Germany) - 4 women & 1 man balancing on large balls.
--Ed shows photos and films of Hong Kong.
--Audience bows: Johnny Rotz (jockey); Lou Pondfield (Pimlico Vice President).
--Ed talks about the USS Constellation, aerial film of the ship, followed by an audience bow by Captain Thomas Jackson Walker.

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Himself

Guest Star

Slappy White

Slappy White

Himself

Guest Star

The Brothers Four

The Brothers Four

Themselves

Guest Star

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee

Herself

Recurring Role

Louis Prima

Louis Prima

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Recurring Role

Georgie Kaye

Georgie Kaye

Himself

Recurring Role

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