The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 5

October 18, 1959: Harry Belafonte (on film); The Ames Brothers; Harlem Globetrotters; Wilt Chamberlain

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October 18, 1959: Harry Belafonte (on film); The Ames Brothers; Harlem Globetrotters; Wilt Chamberlain
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Filmed segment:
--Harry Belafonte sings "Jamaica Farewell," and is interviewed by Ed Sullivan on the "Odds Against Tomorrow" movie set.

Music:
--The Ames Brothers (singing quartet, celebrating ten years as recording artists) - medley of hits: "Undecided," "Rag Mop," "Melody D'amour," "You, You," "Sentimental Me," "It Only Hurts For A Little While" & "Naughty Lady From Shady Lane."
--Ames Brothers (performing separately): "The Toreador Song" (Joe Ames), "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" (Vic & Gene Ames) and "You And The Night And The Music" (Ed Ames).
--The Ames Brothers - "Take Me Along."
--Hayim (Chaim) and Sarah Fershko (husband-and-wife pianist & singer, both originally from Poland) - song title? (possibly Tchaikovsky's Piano Player).

Comedy:
--Jean Carrol (stand-up comedienne) - "domestic humor" includes jokes about her husband, family life.
--The Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Ames Brothers in a basketball game. Wilt Chamberlain also participates. Duke Snyder is the referee.
--The Konyats (comedy dance team)
Also appearing:
--Gretchen Wyler (dancer in Matador costume) - "Toreo" (mock bullfight scene).
--Brascia & Tybee (dancers) - perform a modern ballet Pas De Deux.
--Audience bows: Marshall Cassidy, Arthur Macy, Bill Russel
--On stage bow: Duke Snyder (baseball great)

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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)

Brascia and Tybee

Brascia and Tybee

Themselves

Guest Star

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Himself

Guest Star

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters

Themselves

Guest Star

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

Himself, on film

Recurring Role

Ed Ames

Ed Ames

Himself

Recurring Role

The Ames Brothers

The Ames Brothers

Themselves

Recurring Role

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