The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 8

November 11, 1956: Life Magazine Tribute

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 1956 on CBS
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November 11, 1956: Life Magazine Tribute
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A 20th Anniversary Tribute to "Life" Magazine.
Music:
--Bing Crosby (talks with Ed and) sings "True Love."
--Julie Andrews sings a medley of "Wouldn't It be Lovely," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart" and "Someone to Watch over Me."
--Louis Armstrong and his band perform "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and "Blueberry Hill."
--Kate Smith sings "God Bless America."
Broadway:
--Michael Redgrave, Barbara Bel Geddes, and Cathleen Nesbitt (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Sleeping Prince."
Also appearing:
--Phil Silvers (comedian) - routine includes a bit about the song "Old Man River."
--Henry Luce (publisher & creator of the weekly news magazine "Life").
Filmed segment:
--A short documentary on how magazine's staff races to beat the publication's deadlines, especially on late breaking stories such as the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner.

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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)

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

Herself

Guest Star

Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes

Guest

Guest Star

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Himself

Guest Star

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Himself

Recurring Role

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Herself

Recurring Role

Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers

Himself

Recurring Role

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