The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 7

November 1, 1970: Richard Pryor, Bobbie Gentry, Melba Moore, Roy Clark

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 1970 on CBS
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November 1, 1970: Richard Pryor, Bobbie Gentry, Melba Moore, Roy Clark
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Music:
--Bobbie Gentry sings "I Want You Back," "Benjamin" and "Your Number One Fan."
--Roy Clark - "Thank God and Greyhound, You're Gone" and "Malaguena."
--Melba Moore - "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
"Purlie" Broadway cast:
--Melba Moore sings "Purlie."
--"Purlie" Broadway cast (without Melba Moore) - "Walk Him Up the Stairs" production number.
Comedy:
--Richard Pryor - talks about growing up in the inner city.
--Stanley Myron Handelman (comedian) - topics include his "no neck" friend.
--Fenella Fielding (singer-comedian) sings "Don't Let Me Down."
Audience bows: Ben Gross (newsman), Tom-Tom Moore (hero, caught a falling baby), and Harry Hirschfield.
CBS repeated this show on April 25, 1971.
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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)

Melba Moore

Melba Moore

Herself

Guest Star

Roy Clark

Roy Clark

Himself

Guest Star

Fenella Fielding

Fenella Fielding

Herself

Guest Star

Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry

Herself

Recurring Role

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Himself

Recurring Role

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