The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 20 Episode 34

May 5, 1968: 80th Birthday Salute to Irving Berlin

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 05, 1968 on CBS
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May 5, 1968: 80th Birthday Salute to Irving Berlin
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80th Birthday salute to Irving Berlin (90-minute episode)

Guests:
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Always."
--Diana Ross & the Supremes with Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Say It With Music," "It's A Lovely Day Today," "Heat Wave" "Say It Isn't So").

--Bing Crosby - spoken tribute to Irving Berlin & sings medley of Berlin songs ("Sweet Marie from Sunny Italy," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "The International Rag," & "Alexander's Ragtime Band") & "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas" (film clip & live on stage).
--Bob Hope (comedian) - salutes Irving Berlin.
--Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Sunshine," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful").
--President Johnson (on tape, wishes Irving Berlin a Happy 80th birthday).
--Harry James (medley of dance tunes).
--Robert Goulet & Harry James - "Marie."
--Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - "Give Me Your Tired."
--Robert Goulet, Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians - "I Used To Play It By Ear."
--Robert Goulet (singer) - Irving Berlin medley: "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" & "All by Myself."
--Morecambe And Wise (British comedy team) - "Puttin' on the Ritz."
--Peter Gennaro & Troupe (choreographer & dancers) - dance to "This Is The Army" & "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

--Finale: Irving Berlin (on stage with boy & girl scouts) - "God Bless America."

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