The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 8

November 2, 1958: Itzhak Perlman, Carol Lawrence & Larry Kert, Sam Levenson

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 1958 on CBS
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November 2, 1958: Itzhak Perlman, Carol Lawrence & Larry Kert, Sam Levenson

Guests include:
--Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert sing "Tonight" (in the balcony scene from Broadway's "West Side Story").
--The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing "Hallelujah Chorus" (from Handel's "Messiah").
--Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian) tells anecdotes about his career as a teacher.
--Audience bows: Gorley Kempt and Caleb Rushton (miners who spent six days trapped in a Nova Scotia coal mine) and Dr. Arnold Burden (doctor who took care of the miners).

Guests from Israel (winners in an Israeli talent contest):
--Itzhak Perlman (violinist, then a 13-year-old child prodigy) plays "Polonaise Brilliante."
--Yona Cohen (Yemenite coloratura soprano) sings, while Miraim Paskalsky dances.
--Albert Almozlino (shadow puppet artist)
--Suzana Reuben sings Hebrew versions of Broadway tunes "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Getting To Know You" and "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun."
--Karmon Israeli Dance Group - male dancers perform "The Reconnaissance."
--Batya Ostrovsky (Israeli singer)
--Beracha Eden and Alexander Wolkowisky (piano duo) - classical piano duet.
--Ran and Nama (folk singers Ran Eliran & Nehama Hendel) - sing one song.
--Karmon Israeli Dance Group - males & females perform a folk dance.
--Niko Feldman (Israeli singer) sings "Mama" in Italian.
--Audience bow: Nathaniel Rothenberg (vice-president of the "Ed Sullivan ZOA Cavalcade" tour of Israeli Stars).
--On-stage cameo: Azaria Rapaport (Israeli army hero and actor).

Filmed segment:
--Ed narrates a film of his recent visit to Israel. Footage includes Jerusalem, a camel market, female Israeli solders, youngsters on a kibbutz (collective farm), sheep herder, port of Tel Aviv, city scenes of Tel Aviv including the opening of a supermarket, a beachside resort hotel, Edward Lawson (U.S. Ambassador to Israel), and David Ben-Gurion (Israel's first Prime Minister).


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Ralph Paul

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