The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 10

November 22, 1970: A Salute to Richard Rodgers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 1970 on CBS
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November 22, 1970: A Salute to Richard Rodgers

A Salute to Richard Rodgers (on his 50th anniversary in show business).
Broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl.

"The Girlfriend" songs:
--'Mama' Cass Elliot sings "Blue Room."
--'Mama' Cass Elliot sings "The Girlfriend" (accompanied by the Peter Gennaro Dancers).
"Babes in Arms" songs:
--Johnny Mathis - "My Funny Valentine."
--Johnny Mathis & the Lennon Sisters - "Johnny One Note."
--Johnny Mathis - "The Lady Is A Tramp."
--The Lennon Sisters - "Where or When."
"Oklahoma!" songs:
--John Davidson - "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning."
--John Davidson (singing to Jeannie C. Riley & Minnie Pearl) - "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top."
--John Davidson & Jeannie C. Riley - "People Will Say We're In Love."
--Oklahoma! cast - "The Farmer and the Cowman" & "Oklahoma!"
"The King and I" segment:
--Shirley Jones - "I Whistle a Happy Tune."
--Herschel Bernadi and Shirley Jones - dialogue from the play.
--Shirley Jones & Herschel Bernadi - "Shall We Dance?"
"Sound of Music" songs:
--Johnny Mathis, Cass Elliott, John Davidson, Lennon Sisters, Shirley Jones, Herschel Bernadi, Minnie Pearl, Jeannnie C. Riley perform "Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things" and "Do-Re-Mi."
--Entire cast - "Climb Every Mountain."
"Two By Two" segment:
--Danny Kaye sings a song from his Broadway musical "Two By Two" (featuring music by Richard Rodgers).


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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